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

Thanks to all who made the 2016 Pipers’ Gathering a smashing success!

Watch for details about our concert recording,

and about our 2017 Gathering, coming soon!

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”. 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 included:

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

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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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2015 Pipers Gathering instructor Callum Armstrong has been busy this summer. ... See MoreSee Less

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The last round of pictures from the evening concerts. It all went by so fast!

Photos by Greg Latta. Use with credit only.

Videos of the concerts are in the works.
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The last round of pictures from the evening concerts. It all went by so fast! Photos by Greg Latta. Use with credit only. Videos of the concerts are in the works.

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Here's the working version of the video posted earlier this week. Thanks to Marilyn & Robin for making it available. As noted earlier, a traditional Celtic tune at The Pipers' Gathering! ... See MoreSee Less

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Strange interlude!
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Enjoyed a wonderful Pipers' Gathering in Litchfield last weekend, and then went back to the place where it all started in North Hero. Apparently it's been renovated quite a bit inside. Tell us what you remember about this building! ... See MoreSee Less

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