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projects may be proposed, consistent with the Society’s aims. However, the Committee is of the view that it would be desirable to make a number of modest awards rather than just one major one at any given time. Examples of the sort of projects envisaged would include, but not be limited to, research into the music, taking bellows pipes out to the schools to introduce them to young people, talks/ performances/come and


try sessions festivals/events/clubs, at teaching


groups, historical research, research on old instruments, etc. The only requirement will be that there must be something deliverable which can be reported to members, ideally in the form of a paper or report which can


be included in Common Stock the LBPS magazine. Applications should include an outline of the aims of the proposed scheme, a plan of action with approximate costs, and some information on the hoped for achievements and outcomes of the plan. Unsuccessful applicants may re- submit proposals at a later date should they so wish. The first applications were considered by the Grants sub- committee following the annual competition but the decisions have not yet been made public as those making applications are being informed first. The next batch of applications will be decided on after the Collogue in November. Further details can be found on the Society’s website www.lbps.net


Ivory Glens (1909) For Sale


Will sell to best (confidential) offer above £2,600, excl. post, as received by 20th June 2012.Got favourable comments from Ceol Mor judges:‘good mellow sound’,‘nice sweet drone’ etc. Tune easily and stable as I use short Ezeedrone bass reed to tune higher on pin. Full Ivory mounted drones (with old patina/staining, no split cracks, some tiny old chips). Brass lined, sticks only (drones, stocks, no chanter, replacement 1950s imitation ivory blowstick), have CITES certificate. Stocks are non original but in matching parrot beak style, look like newer ivory. No leaks or cracks in wood. One unnoticeable tuning pin crack was stabilised by Albert Sheath, NZ, in 1980s when he refinished exteriors only. Also subtle re-glue of a brass slide, these have nice tuning slide action. Were Father’s 15th birthday present 1959 from grandad. Previously belonged to local piper who died in 70s. (he had them sent over in his 20s) i.e. provenance 1909 or much earlier judging by ivory patina. Subsequently played by me, but no longer since some MacDougalls came my way – selling this sweet ceol mor instrument as they need playing. Andrew Edwards. 12 Dale Road, Raumati South, Paraparaumu,Wellington, New Zealand. Email andrewedwards@paradise.net.nz for hi-res photos, audio samples, and to discuss sale/international shipment.


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