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

2015 Registration is Open!  Current rates available until June 15

The 2015 Gathering will take place from August 21–23, 2015 at Wisdom House in Litchfield, CT. Registration is open!!  This annual event welcomes newcomers and advanced players alike, with both traditional bellows-blown pipes and instruments a little “outside the box”. Complimentary 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 weekend not to be missed.

Instructors for the 2015 Gathering include:

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To purchase the album produced from last year’s great concert series, go to:

On iTunes
On Google Play

Or find the “Pipers Gathering 2014″ album sold also at these stores:


The Pipers’ Gathering workshops are richly informative, inclusive and cover a wide range of interests. Classes and instructors this year have shifted to target and emphasize themes such as; improving your skills as a player, the nuances of playing with other instruments in various settings, theory, and instrument specific technique.

We will be gathering and posting instructor’s tune preferences in advance to maximize instruction time for technique, skill building, history, theory and application with these world class players.

There will be ample opportunity to learn and pick up new tunes throughout the weekend as well.

Please keep your eye on the website as specific workshop and instruction themes are posted.

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A lovely set of jigs of a Sunday. You may have seen Eric MacDonald playing with past PG instructors Will Woodson and Dan Houghton... ... See MoreSee Less

Ryan McKasson & Eric McDonald perform a set of jigs from a recording session at Mill Pond Music Studio in Portsmouth, NH. Video by Nick Ryan, audio by Jim Pr...

Lindisfarne, a lovely tune by 2016 Border pipes instructor Matt Seattle. This one played by French musicians - note the double chanter on the pipes! ... See MoreSee Less

Bal pour la Fusinguette avec Petit Courbu, le 5 avril 2014. Une valse de Matt Seattle écrite sur l'inspiration de l'île de Lindisfarne, en Northumbrie.

Play Scottish smallpipes with instructor Mike Katz (of the Battlefield Band) at The Pipers' Gathering in August!
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SCOTTISH SMALL PIPES & HARMONICA? WHY NOT...? Recorded on a sunny afternoon at Temple Records, and sitting in the conservatory rather than the studio, this r...

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Raise your hands if your pipes are as tall as you are:
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Questa Zampogna Gigante in Fa, che è uguale a quelle usate dagli zampognari migranti del 19° secolo, migrerà essa stessa per raggiungere il luogo di pellegrinaggio a piedi più famoso della cristia...

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Henry Balsacsounds like a pipe organ

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