10th Annual A Piping Weekend 2015
December 4th 1:00pm - 4:00pm
December 5th 8:00am - 4:00pm
December 6th 9:30am - 3:00pm
The Irish Cultural Center
1106 North Central Avenue
Phoenix Arizona 85004
Contact: A Piping Weekend
About A Piping Weekend
A Piping Weekend is held the first weekend of December every year with the goal of promoting excellence in and appreciation of bagpipe music & Scottish style drumming.
Each year the Weekend has been held, top bagpipe performers and teachers have been brought in to teach Piobaireachd, the classical music of the bagpipe and Scottish drumming.
A Piping Weekend concludes with a solo piping contest on Sunday has been held for players from around the Southwest, and is open to spectators.
This year Gold Medalist Bruce Gandy will return in the role of piping instructor and be joined by his son Alex Gandy.
Once again, the solo piping contests will be held on Sunday, with soloists competing in 6 different events. These events are graded by performance ability and music requirements that become increasingly difficult as players move up from Grade IV to Grade I.
A Drumming Workshop has been added to A Piping Weekend, enhancing to the enjoyment and service provided by this unique event. This year's workshop will be lead by Graham Brown.
Sunday’s competition, silent auction, specialty foods, and music are open to the public. We strive to provide an opportunity for both pipers and pipe lovers to enjoy the skirl of pipes and some Celtic fun in support of better piping for all to enjoy.