Want to Learn a Brand New 'Bag?' Try a Bagpipes Class!

Schools and Libraries

August 26, 2014

From: City Of Aurora

Aurora Cultural Services offers unique new class

Aurora, CO - With the recent popularity of Celtic music, learning the bagpipes is becoming very popular. Aurora Cultural Services is now offering you a chance to join in the fun with this unique Bagpipes class taught by expert Kent Kilgore.

Bagpipes are played for battle tunes, marches, gatherings, salutes and laments. Kilgore has more than 15 years' experienced playing the bagpipes and will teach students using a practice chanter. A chanter is a melody pipe that is blown into by the piper and is similar to other reed instruments. A chanter will be used by the piper for the rest of their piping days and is used to learn a tune before they play it on the bagpipes. A chanter is included in the class fee for students to keep and used throughout the class.

One of the most popular tunes played on the bagpipes, "Amazing Grace," is the student pipers' first tune is that they will learn by the end of the class.

When: Wednesdays, Sept. 24 through Oct. 29, 2014

Where: Aurora Central Library, 14949 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora, CO

Cost: $195 ($175 residents). Class size is limited to 10 students, so don't delay in registering.

For registration, go online at www.auroragov.org/recreation or call 303-344-1776.