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

The Pipers’ Gathering is happening now – if you’re in the Litchfield, CT area, you can still catch our concert!

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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”. 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 weekend not to be missed.

Instructors for the 2015 Gathering include:

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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.


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:


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The Pipers' Gathering shared The Bagpipe Society's photo.

The Bagpipe Society supports The Pipers Gathering, and we try to return the favor. Do you know about them? They put out a great publication, and do lots of work to support piping. Find them on Facebook, or check out their website: http://www.bagpipesociety.org.uk/
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The Autumn 2015 edition of Chanter was posted out today so should be with all members in the next couple of days. Another bumper edition with articles by Eric Montbel (Sourdeline part II), John Tos...

Do you know about the work of this wonderful organization? Both 2015 Uilleann iinstructors have ties to the organization. Check it out: ... See MoreSee Less

Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Society of Uilleann Pipers) was founded in 1968 to promote the playing and making of the uniquely Irish Uilleann Pipes and to foste...

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We saw Zampogne in a different form at the 2015 Pipers' Gathering. Great sound.
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Sembra incredibile, ma questi meravigliosi suoni vengono esclusivamente dalle Launeddas del maestro Stefano Pinna (non ci sono altri strumenti che suonano nel video). In pratica, da tre pezzi di umile...

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Carol Maitlandbeautiful

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Richard ShuttleworthGreat circular breathing!

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We heard this lovely waltz live at the 2015 Pipers' Gathering - thanks, Callum, for sharing it with us! ... See MoreSee Less

Callum Armstrong playing his own composition 'The White House Waltz'. Callum is playing a set of Scottish smallpipes with a double chanter made by Julian Goo...