Welcome to The Pipers’ Gathering, North America’s most comprehensive alternative bagpipe event!

Save the date for the 2017 Gathering, August 18 – 20 in Litchfield, CT.

Watch for details about our concert recording,

and about our 2017 Gathering, coming soon!

In the meantime, browse the 2016 Program Booklet,

with beautiful layout by Carolyn Kilburn

The Pipers’ Gathering  takes place in August at Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT.  This annual event welcomes newcomers and advanced players alike, with both traditional bellows-blown pipes and instruments a little “outside the box”. Complementary instruments are also featured, because really the point is to play well with others. World-class instructors, lots of hours of instruction/workshops and a relaxed setting makes this a “pipers camp” weekend not to be missed.

Our 2016 list of instructors included:

Iain MacInnes and Barry Shears on Scottish smallpipes
Brian McNamara and Benedict Koehler on Uilleann pipes
Bill Wakefield on Northumbrian smallpipes
Will Woodson on Border pipes and flute
Laura MacKenzie on flute and whistle (and a few surprises?)
Chris Gray on Scottish smallpipes, Uilleann pipes and whistle
Dan Foster on Fiddle
Owen Marshall on guitar

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While waiting for the 2016 Pipers’ Gathering, listen to recordings from our 2014 & 2015 concerts!

Click on each album image to link to places to purchase it:

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The Gathering on Facebook

For the crafty and budget-conscious among you, now you can gift your friends and family with bagpipes created from common household items. Behold the soccer (football) ball gaita in concert. (upon a brief search, additional bag suggestions found include rubber gloves and these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPedwnc5e_s&sns=fb) ... See MoreSee Less

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Our friends in VT have a great weekend for you in April. Check it out: ... See MoreSee Less

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I just read the program from the 2016 Gathering. Bravo! Well done and very attractive. ... See MoreSee Less

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Top notch playing. Who would like to see these guys at the Piper's Gathering someday? ... See MoreSee Less

A kickstart for your weekend. Enjoy! This is 'Pressed for Time', a tune by the late great Gordon Duncan. Ross and Ali joined by Steven Byrnes recorded at an Edinburgh House Concert hosted by Dougla...

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