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

Join us for the 2017 Gathering, August 18 – 20 in Litchfield, CT.

We’re proud to announce our lineup of Instructors!

Ian Kinnear, Patrick D’Arcy, Chris Ormston, Michael Stribling, EJ Jones, Chris Layer,

John Skelton, Chris Gray, and Frances Cunningham

Register here!

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”.

World-class instructors, lots of hours of instruction/workshops and a relaxed setting makes this a “pipers camp” weekend not to be missed.

While waiting for the 2017 Pipers’ Gathering, listen to recordings from our 2014, 2015 & 2016 concerts!

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

137831 - Karen Irvine - Piper's Gathering Tees '15_FINAL

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Border pipes instructor and vendor EJ Jones shows off a new set of pipes and and older tune.

Register before midnight on Tuesday for the best rate, and spend the weekend hanging with EJ and a line-up of other terrific instructors.
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TBT: if he was this good under-18 in 2011, what a treat we're in for this August! 2017 Uilleann Instructor Michael Stribling - register now to for group and/or private lessons with him.

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BC will be a vendor at The Pipers' Gathering this year. Check out his work below! ... See MoreSee Less

Full Set of Uilleann Pipes, African Blackwood, Nickel Silver, Imitation Ivory Mounts, 5 Key Chanter, Chanter Stop Key. Video of me playing "Aisling Gheal" (as best I can): www.youtube.com/wa...

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2017 instructor Chris Gray (who plays most instruments, it appears) is joining us with a bodhran workshop along with pipes and whistle. Intrigued? Register before June 28th to get the best rate!

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Rattle the Knee features our 2017 Uilleann instructor Patrick D'Arcy on whistle, pipes and vocals. Want to see more of Patrick? Register for The Gathering before rates go up at midnight on June 27!

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2016 had so many great tunes that we ended up with a double album!  All these sites sell Volume 1 and Volume 2 separately. To purchase the album, click on your preferred vendor below (prices do vary from vendor to vendor, and are set by that vendor, not The Pipers' Gathering)

Volume 1:

ITunes     Google Play     Amazon MP3     Microsoft/Groove

Volume 2:

ITunes     Google Play     Amazon MP3     Microsoft/Groove

If you stream music through Spotify, Rhapsody or Deezer, sign-in to your app and search "Pipers Gathering" to find the albums.

137831 - Karen Irvine - Piper's Gathering Tees '15_FINAL 2015 had so many great tunes that we ended up with a double album!  All these sites sell Volume 1 and Volume 2 separately. To purchase the album, click on your preferred vendor below (prices do vary from vendor to vendor, and are set by that vendor, not The Pipers' Gathering)

Volume 1:

ITunes     Google Play     Amazon MP3     Microsoft/Groove

Volume 2:

ITunes     Google Play     Amazon MP3     Microsoft/Groove

If you stream music through Spotify, Rhapsody or Deezer, sign-in to your app and search "Pipers Gathering" to find the albums.

Piper's Gathering 2014sq To purchase the album, click on your preferred vendor below (prices do vary from vendor to vendor, and are set by that vendor, not The Pipers' Gathering)

ITunes    Google Play    

Amazon MP3  Microsoft/Groove     EMusic

If you stream music through Spotify, Rhapsody or Deezer, sign-in to your app and search "Pipers Gathering" to find the album