House concert features master piper Dick Hensold

GUILFORD — Master piper, Dick Hensold, will be doing a solo performance at Wendy's on Tater Lane in Guilford on Friday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert with multi-bagpiper Hensold features different types of quieter, indoor bagpipes. He is the leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, and for the past 20 years has performed and taught in England, Scotland, Japan, Canada, and across the United States. Northumbria was the kingdom that formerly encompassed northern England and southeastern Scotland.

Hensold has released numerous CDs as a member of Piper's Crow, Way Up North, The New International Trio, the Lyra Baroque orchestra, and with Ruth MacKenzie's Kalevala. His solo Northumbrian smallpipes CD, Big Music for Northumbrian Smallpipes, was released in 2007.

In this performance, Hensold is slated to play Northumbrian smallpipes (a quiet bagpipe from Northeast England), reel pipes (an indoor version of the Scottish Highland pipes intended for Scottish dance music), seljefløyte (Norwegian willow-flute), säckpipa (Swedish bagpipes), pibgorn (Welsh hornpipe), and several other instruments.

He will play music in several traditional and historical styles, with particular emphasis on Cape Breton, early Scottish, and Northumbrian, but also including Scandinavian, medieval, Irish, and original music. The program also includes a couple of songs, neither of them in English, and a limited amount of dancing while seated.

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