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

Still time to Register for the 2016 Pipers’ Gathering!

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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Ceolas Smallpipes from 2012 ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow! Paddy Keenan and Fred Morrison. ... See MoreSee Less

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A little jamming after hours at the 2015 Pipers' Gathering. You'll find music all over the building when you join us! ... See MoreSee Less

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Keepin' it in the family - 2016 Gathering instructor Will Woodson plays 2016 Gathering vendor Nate Banton's border pipes. Register now to see both of them in person!

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Going back to the master: Billy Pigg playing a slow air. ... See MoreSee Less

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