The Pipers' Gathering Brings Musicians Together, Keeps Pipers Piping
The Pipers’ Gathering, Inc., held at Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center House in Litchfield welcomes more than 300 people annually who come to enjoy the melodious and diverse music found in the British Isles and Europe.
Presented over a three-day weekend, the event draws novice and highly skilled musicians alike, who participate in group instruction and lectures focusing on Irish pipes, Scottish smallpipes, Northumbrian smallpipes and Border pipes, the penny-whistle, Irish flute, fiddle and guitar, all led by skilled musicians from Canada, Ireland, Scotland and the United States.
"The Pipers' Gathering is one of the few places to go in North America if you want to try out and order one of these musical instruments," said Genevieve Pluhowski of The Pipers' Gathering.
“The concerts are extraordinary events bringing together great musicians from the US, Scotland, England, and Ireland who are rarely, if ever, heard
in one venue.”
The 2018 conference and concerts were made possible by a grant from the Robert Venn Carr, Jr. Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
On Saturday and Sunday Pipers' Gathering instructors treated attendees and welcomed visitors far and wide to world-class concerts showcasing a wide range of alternative bagpipe instruments.