New piping School opens

Some of the participants enjoying the new piping school. SGD 229303
Some of the participants enjoying the new piping school. SGD 229303

A brand new piping school in Stornoway has taken in its first influx of students.

14 have enrolled for the first term of the school which began classes on Monday and more are expected to sign up.

The school is the brainchild of Gordon Murray, founder of island-based Murray International Language Centre (MiLC). His Piping School project offers piping lessons to international students and also those living in the islands.

Tutoring for beginners, intermediate and advanced are to be provided by leading pipers Larry Ferguson and Ashley MacDonald, so students are in very safe hands.

Speaking after the first class, Gordon said: “There was a buzz about the place and it’s exciting to be involved in such a project.”

If the Piping School is successful, a Piping Summer School may take place next year.

MiLC is currently working on a Gaelic course using immersion techniques and they also aim to have a Piping and Gaelic summer course running next year.

Already they have had international interest in the summer school.

This term’s piping classes take place in Laxdale Hall from 7-9pm on Monday nights.

For more information please contact Gordon Murray on 01851 704241 or email milcuk@yahoo.co.uk