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

2015 Registration is Open!  Still time to reserve your spot.  A few private lesson slots are available!

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
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Or find the “Pipers Gathering 2014″ album sold also at these stores:


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In addition to group and private lessons, the Gathering features workshops by instructors and guests. Need another reason to register, if you haven't already? Listen to a little something by 2015 instructor Mike Katz while you check out the list:
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Mike Katz of Battlefield Band, playing three tunes on the Scottish small pipes. Filmed at Temple Records Studio, Scotland, December 2008. See www.battlefield...

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William RobinsonAwesome tune! B

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Lovely low whistle performance: ... See MoreSee Less

Kim Persson plays a summerchorale on low whistle. Kim Persson is a swedish folk flautist. He will have in the spring a bachelor's degree in swedish folkmusic...

Cool old tune "Stool of Repentance" - two played by Jim McGillivray. ... See MoreSee Less

An amazing performance on the smallpipes by Gold Medal bagpiper Jim McGillivray at the Red River Workshop in Shreveport, Louisiana 2 of 3 For more about Jim ...

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Celina, OH Independence Day fireworks to Amazing Grace on bagpipes. 2011.

A video to feature guitars...with a surprise guest. Hey Andy! ... See MoreSee Less

I thought it was about time to produced a really good quality video for you lot. A video that would show just what sort of work I do. Here it is - recorded i...

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Christophe BouchaudSuperb !!!

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