What are the benefits of joining the CNP?
Society members provide tuition in most of the main centres of New Zealand, including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. The Society is often able to put pupils in touch with Society members in other centres who are willing to provide tuition either on a casual or formal basis.
Instructional and Recital Tours
The Society has organised instructional and recital tours by prominent overseas pipers including the late Pipe Majors Donald MacLeod and R U Brown, also Donald MacPherson, Donald Morrison, Murray Henderson and Malcolm McRae. The impact of these tours and recitals on piobaireachd playing in New Zealand has been dramatic and has contributed in large measure to the success of Society members in competition, both in New Zealand and overseas. It has enabled Society members to enlarge their repertoire of tunes substantially. More recently, with the support of a guarantee from the Donald Bain Memorial Fund, the Society organised the 2001 Donald Bain Memorial Seminar involving teaching and recitals by Murray Henderson and Greg Wilson, the 2004 Seminar with teaching by Malcolm McRae and Greg Wilson, 2008 Seminar with teaching from Murray Henderson and Greg Wilson and the 2011 Seminar with teaching from Dr Angus MacDonald and Greg Wilson, 2017 Seminar with teaching from Murray Henderson and Greg Wilson.
The Society has produced a series of long playing records by each of the pipers who have toured New Zealand. In so doing, it has produced a unique collection of outstanding music from each player made at a time when they have been at the top of their form. Recording are added from time to time for some of the currently set tunes (members only access via the website).
The Society hosts an internet website. The site contains information on the Society, its activities and recent and upcoming piping events in New Zealand. Members can use the site to request purchase of merchandise or listen to society recordings or to find out the latest news on piping in New Zealand. Visit the site at www.piobaireachd.org.nz.