George Hepple

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George Hepple was a fiddler and piper from Haltwhistle in the South Tyne Valley.

By the 1920s he was a member of the local dance band, playing mainly country dance music.

His interest in smallpipes started in 1947 when he finally ended his search for a set in Newcastle. Fluent on both fiddle and pipes, he went on to judge at many local competitions. His style was certainly in the Northumbrian tradition, although he had strict ideas on accuracy and playing techniques.

(Extracted from The Farne Archive web site)

Read a biography on the Farne website[1].

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