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New Hampshire Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing

Lezlie Webster
Scottish Highland Pipingr & Dance

Lezlie is an accomplished and award winning Scottish Highland piper. A native of Ontario, Canada, she began her training as a piper and dancer while a youngster in Ontario and Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She also studied piping and Scottish highland dancing in Scotland. Lezlie has won most of the major Piping Competitions in the U.S., a few in Canada and the UK, and is a graduate and examiner of the Institute of Piping. She is also an adjudicator for the Easter US Pipe Band Association and travels from Georgia to Maine to judge piping competitions. She took her first teaching exam as a Highland dancer a teenager and taught classes. In her twenties she took her judges exam in Scotland and the Scottish Dancer Teachers’ Alliance’s top teaching exam. Lezlie and her husband, renowned piper Gordon Webster, are co-founders of the New Hampshire School of Scottish Arts in Manchester, N.H. The school offers instruction in a wide range of Scottish musical instruments and Highland dance. Lezlie and Gordon were invited to represent Scottish Highland piping and dance traditions for New Hampshire’s presentation at the 1999 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and again for the expanded recreation Celebrate New Hampshire festival held in 2000 in Hopkinton, N.H. Lezlie has been honored by the St. Andrew’s Society for her contributions to the Scottish Community.

Preferred activities and age groups: School and community performances as soloist, as a duet with Gordon Webster or with Highland dancers, fiddlers, and/or harpists suitable for all ages. Performances and lectures for adults and workshops with pipers/pipe bands.

Availability: Statewide year round.


Contact Information:
27 Cricket Lane
Concord, NH 03301-5762
Phone: 603/227-0207
Alt. Phone: 603/227-0207


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