GILL to Present Celtic Heritage of Small Pipes

Garrett Institute for Lifelong Learning (GILL) will offer a musical session titled Introduction to the Small (Bag) Pipes; Keeping Alive the Scottish-Irish Musical Heritage through the Playing of Indoor “Fireside” Pipes on Wednesday, May 14, 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Garrett College Southern Outreach Center (SOC) in Oakland.

This session will be presented by Marci McClive, who has been a Piper with Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums since 2010, is member of Morbheanna (small pipes ensemble), and a member of Marsh Mountain Consort (renaissance recorder ensemble) since 1979. In addition, McClive said, she is also very interested in Scottish history and her family background          

McClive will speak about the traditions of piping in Garrett County and the legacy of Celtic music in the Appalachian region. She will introduce participants to the use of the Scottish “Fireside” Smallpipes as a means for learning and enjoying Scottish and Irish music. For those who may be interested in pursuing the smallpipes, McClive will arrange individual lessons.

A GILL Lunch and Learn Session (L&L), Tool Time with Tom Tucker, will follow McClive’s presentation beginning at noon.   A retired Technology Education teacher, Tucker will show participant which tools are needed in the standard household tool box, as well as when and how to use each device. Participants are also encouraged to bring home repair questions to to this session. All L&L sessions are offered free to all GILL members.

For more information on the musical session with Marci McClive, including cost, persons may contact Sarah Friend by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 301 387-3064.