NPS Cleveland Branch

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Cleveland Branch Meetings



Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Ceddesfeld Hall Community Centre, Rectory Row, Sedgefield. TS21 2AE, County Durham, which is behind the parish church. The main meeting starts at 8.00pm in the main hall. This is an excellent venue with great acoustics and has been the Cleveland Branch home for many years now. For further information, see contacts below. Photo taken in the main hall at our May 2012 meeting


We have a regular attendance of about 15 - 20 people and people from far afield regularly call in to see us and play. On the right are Margaret Cato and Maureen Davison from the Morpeth Branch, who came to see us at our May 2012 meeting.




On the left is Sylvianne, an excellent concertina player, who plays at most of our meetings. Sylvianne also plays the Flemish Bagpipes and Recorder and occasionally brings them along and demonstrates them with some excellent solo performances. Photo taken at the May 2012 meeting.


Beginners Sessions


We hold a beginners session before the main meeting starting at 7.00pm upstairs in Ceddesfeld Hall. Margaret Moyes is our tutor. Philippa Sinclair and Mike Evans, left, are two of our current pupils. Right is Brian Fisher with niece Maisie just starting out and getting to grips with her keyless chanter.



If you are in the area do come along and join our friendly group to play or listen to the wide variety of tunes. Everyone, in turn, gets the opportunity to choose the tunes to be played if they wish. Dave Cook, our secretary, keeps a record of all the tunes played at our meetings since February 2000. Click here to see the list of the 50 most popular tunes. Photo taken at the May 2012 meeting.


Playing Group

Cleveland Branch has a very active playing group . Click here to go to the playing group page.







Cleveland Branch Contacts







Chairperson and Secretary, Dave Cook.

Phone: 01325 310114










Vice Chairman and Treasurer: Brian Fisher

Phone: 01642 365043







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