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

Register before June 11th for best rates!

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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Not pipes but interesting youtube video on the Irish harp... ... See MoreSee Less

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Documentary on Pat Sky from "Around Carolina" :) ... See MoreSee Less

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Some Paddy Keenan! ... See MoreSee Less

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Computer technology enables amazing harmonies and rhythms! ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoy this wonderful video about the history of Uilleann pipes. We do our best to pass on this wonderful tradition in our own way - look for past Pipers' Gathering instructor Kevin Rowsome in it. ... See MoreSee Less

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