The Pipers’ Gathering 2017

August 18, 2017
Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT USA, USA

The Pipers’ Gathering focuses on “alternative” bagpipes, including smallpipes, Uilleann pipes, and pipes from other parts of Europe.

The Gathering includes group lessons, workshops and sessions.  Private lessons are available.  Activities cater to all levels of piper, from beginner to advanced, and rental instruments are available.  Vendors are available all weekend.

Instructors include Ian Kinnear (Scottish smallpipes), Patrick D’Arcy (Uilleann pipes), Chris Ormston (Northumbrian smallpipes), Michael StriblingUilleann pipes), EJ Jones (Border pipes), Chris Layer (Scottish smallpipes),  John Skelton (flute, bombard), Chris Gray (pipes, bodhran & whistle), and Frances Cunningham (bouzouki).  Charlie Rutan (zampogne and cornemuse) and Ellen Redman (flute) offer workshops & private lessons.

There are formal concerts featuring instructors Saturday, 8/19 and Sunday 8/20 at 7:00 pm.

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