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The Northumbrian Pipers Society is a group of bagpipe players, founded in 1928 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, to promote both types of Northumbrian bagpipes - the smallpipes and the somewhat rarer half-longs.. Billy Pigg, later an influential bagpipe player, was its Vice-President from 1930 to 1968. At first they met in each other's homes to exchange tunes and to organise the occasional dance. In 1957 they were large enough to use the Morden Tower in Newcastle and to organise competitions in Alnwick. A bagpipe performer in Amsterdam. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other places named Newcastle or New Castle, see Newcastle (disambiguation). ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... Northumbria is primarily the name of an Anglian or Anglo-Saxon kingdom which was formed in Great Britain at the beginning of the 7th century, and of the earldom which succeeded the kingdom. ... Billy Pigg (1902 - 1968) was an English player of Northumbrian bagpipes Northumbrian Pipers Society The Northumbrian Pipers Society was formed in 1928 in Newcastle Upon Tyne to promote both types of Northumbrian bagpipes - the smallpipes and the somewhat rarer half-longs. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The town of Alnwick, nestling behind Alnwick Castle For the parish in New Brunswick, see Alnwick, New Brunswick Alnwick (pronounced ) is a small market town in north Northumberland, in the north-east of England. ...


 
 

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