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

Still time to Register for the 2016 Pipers’ Gathering!

Concert Tickets for Saturday 8/20 and Sunday 8/21 now on sale!

The 2016 Pipers’ Gathering will take place  August 19 – 21, 2016 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 includes:

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

Registration is now open!

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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 First Round of Pictures from the Saturday Evening Concert. Everyone had a great time! More photos will follow.

Photos by Greg Latta. Use with photo credit only.
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The First Round of Pictures from the Saturday Evening Concert. Everyone had a great time! More photos will follow. Photos by Greg Latta. Use with photo credit only.

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A traditional Celtic tune played in the traditional style at the Sunday concert. Wrapping up a terrific 2016 Pipers' Gathering - thanks to all who attended, taught/performed and supported the event in so many ways! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great workshops/group lessons, concert and after-sessions here at The Pipers' Gathering 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

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My pipe band has several pipers who have Scottish small pipes and I am wanting to put together a small group to showcase the small pipes at our next concert. Is there anyone that has experience with putting something like that together that could point me in the right direction? Tune selection or arrangements for small groups? Any help is greatly appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tell all your friends near Litchfield, CT - we have great concert line-ups featuring our world-class instructors Saturday 8/20 and Sunday 8/21 at 7:00 pm. Here's a preview of Brian McNamara, in the line-up for Sunday; get tix at www.pipersgathering.org ... See MoreSee Less

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