Traditional Music Session
5PM—7PM every Monday in 3004

Many of the Piping and Traditional Music Club's musicians meet up at 5PM on a Monday evening in Abertay's room 3004 for an informal music session, playing a range of traditional and contemporary instrumental music from Scotland, Ireland and all around the world. Come along and get involved — everybody's welcome!

If you're interested in playing in our ceilidh band, this is also the group to come along to.

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Ceilidh Dancing
7PM—9PM every Monday by reception

The Piping and Traditional Music Club's Ceilidh Dance group meets from 19:00 to 21:00 every Monday. Come and learn traditional Scottish dances such as the Military Two-Step, Eightsome Reel and Strip the Willow with dance teacher Pia Walker.

The group usually meets in the events area next to the reception desk at the main entrance — except on 16th January, 20th February and 27th February, when it will be in room 1007 instead.

This is an informal class for beginners and experienced dancers alike, with a mix of easy and more challenging dances. It's a great chance to let your hair down and have some fun or brush up your skills for a forthcoming event. You can come along and join us at any time.

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Music Lessons

The Club's fiddle class, run by Ian Hunter, meets from 12:00-13:00 every Thursday in the Chaplaincy (room 2034.1).

This class caters for people who can already play a bit (perhaps learnt at school) but are a bit rusty, or for intermediate players who want to extend their repertoire. Bring your own fiddle — we can help you find one if necessary!

Other Instruments
In previous years, we've run guitar classes for beginners, and a chanter
class for students who'd like to try piping. If you're interested in
these instruments, please get in touch with us.

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Piping Club

The Piping Club exists to encourage and teach the art of the Great Highland bagpipe at Abertay University. Students, staff and members of the public are all very welcome to attend meetings and receive tuition.

Members of the club also perform occasionally at student ceilidhs and other university occasions around Dundee.

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Upcoming Events

No events planned at the moment — watch this space!

Previous events

The Abertay Piping and Traditional Music Club organises occasional concerts and workshops at Abertay University with traditional musicians. Events we've hosted in the past include:

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The Ceilidh Band

The Piping and Traditional Music Club's Ceilidh Band plays regularly for Abertay University student society dances, charity events, and other similar occasions. We play traditional live Scottish music for dancing, and our experienced dance callers lead the dances to ensure a successful evening for beginners and seasoned dancers alike.

We can organise music for both small and large occasions, and we provide our own PA equipment. Please get in touch with us at the address below for more details about pricing, or to enquire about the band's availability for your event!

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Joining the Club

The Abertay Piping and Traditional Music Club's activities are open to everybody — not just students or staff at Abertay University.

You can help to support the club by joining as a member for the year. Your membership fees help us to purchase equipment for our activities, and to subsidise the cost of our events.

Membership costs £5 per year for students (of any institution), and £10 per year for all other members. You can pay your membership fee through the Abertay online store. Members will be notified by email of club news and events.

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