Alice Robinson (née Burn) is an experienced performer and loves sharing her music with an audience. Equally at home at a classical music concert or enjoying the fun of folk festivals, one of her favourite engagements is leading the St Aidan’s procession around Holy Island, close to her family home. Alice has played at many weddings and community gatherings; if you would like her to pipe at an event, please contact her for further details.
Alice began gaining experiance performing and teaching music whilst studying at St Mary’s Music school, Edinburgh; she was the first Northumbrian Pipe player or folk instrumentalist to study at a music school, though she has subsequently become an experienced classical musician, gaining a clarinet scholarship at the Royal Northern College of Music (which she didn’t take). She read music at the University of York, studying academic music, clarinet and bass clarinet, as well as developing her Northumbrian pipes playing.
Alice is currently performing and teaching on the pipes whilst completing a Masters in Musicology at Durham University. She is a tutor for the Northumbrian Piper’s Society and has led several workshops. As well as teaching private pupils, she tutors at The Sage Gateshead. She hopes to encourage many more people to learn to play the Northumbrian Smallpipes and is available to teach in the North East or in the Scottish Borders. Please contact Alice for further details.