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Enthusiastic pupils from Years 9 and 10 have been taking to the Northumbrian pipes. Every week the distinctive sound of Northumberland's very own musical instrument can be heard along the ground floor of the Hydro building.

With help from the Northumbrian Pipers Society, learner-sets are now available for young people interested in learning the pipes. The Society is helping us keep costs for pupils down, and is also offering the chance for people to hire a set for longer term learning.

Recent invitations have arrived for our pipers to participate in performances at The Alnwick Garden, and as part of The Great Exhibition Of the North at the request of Virgin Money who want to showcase 'what makes the Northeast unique'.

Whether you're a musician already or a complete beginner, we welcome anyone, regardless of age. Join us on Friday lunchtimes!

Mr Lawrenson