News release from CFCC:
WILMINGTON - If you want to start off the year by learning something completely different, check out the introduction to bagpiping course at Cape Fear Community College.
This class is offered at the Burgaw Center and is being taught by Andy Simpson, a veteran piper with over four decades of experience. Simpson was a member of the 1st Battalion of Scots Guards and has played all over Scotland. While stationed in London, Simpson played at Buckingham Palace and played at the funeral of Winston Churchhill. After moving to Wilmington, Simpson founded the Port City Pipes and Drums in 1990.
Don't have a bagpipe? No problem. You won't have to buy a whole set of bagpipes for the class. All you'll need for class is a chanter in order to learn the proper finger positions. Information about how and where to purchase a chanter will be provided on the first night of class. The class costs $19. Training chanters can be purchased for under $50.
The class will run on Monday nights, Jan 27 - March 3, 7-8 p.m. at the Burgaw Center located at 100 East Industrial Drive in Burgaw. Call CFCC at 362-7900 for more details.