Dick Hensold in Concert: Northumbrian Smallpipes and other Strange Beasts

IMG_6487 Dick Hensold

photo by Jeremy Bell

Multi-instrumentalist Dick Hensold will be playing a limited number of engagements this September in the Northeast.  Dick was kind enough to submit an article about his approach to interpreting pipe music, which you will find in the post immediate before this one.

The concerts will feature Hensold on 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, and original music. The program also includes a couple of songs, neither of them in English, and a limited amount of dancing while seatedArtist website: www.dickhensold.com

“Dick Hensold is a master piper with an exquisite touch.”  –City Pages, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, September 20, 7:00 pm – Colebrook, NH  –Tillotson Center Gallery,

presented by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts

ffi:  (603) 246-8998(603) 237-9302 www.gnwca.org


Wednesday, September 23, 8:00 pm Somerville Armory Café, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA

Admission: Free-will offering, suggested: $10 students/seniors / $15-20 all others.

Reservations through http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dick-hensold-tickets-18105934337 and, if not completely booked, at the door the evening of the performance.

ffi: http://artsatthearmory.org/events/master-piper-dick-hensold-presented-by-notlob-music/ contact: notlobreservations@gmail.com (please do not contact the venue)


Thursday, September 24, 7:00 pm – Glens Falls, NY  –Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801

Free concert, produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and funded in part by the Friends of Crandall Public Library and the New York State Council on the Arts.

ffi:518.792.6508 x237



Friday, September 25, ?? pm – Brattleboro, VT  –house concert

contact ??? for invitation



Saturday, September 26, 7:30 pm – Orleans, MA  — Brick Hill House Concerts (private home/limited seating)

advance reservations required, call 508-255-3864 or email dinah164@capecod.net


Sunday, September 27, 7:00 pm – Irish Ceilidhe Club of Rhode Island, 50 America Street, Cranston RI 02920

Admission: $15 ; Concert in the lower level Club Pub

ffi: (401) 944-3233 http://www.irishclubri.org/upcoming-events.html