11th Annual A Piping Weekend 2016
December 2nd 1:00pm - 5:00pm
December 3rd 9:00am - 5:00pm
December 4th 9:30am - 3:00pm
The Irish Cultural Center
1106 North Central Avenue
Phoenix Arizona 85004
Contact: A Piping Weekend
Fees for workshops and solo piping competition,
see following pages:
General Admission for the Sunday Public Day
$5 at the gate
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.
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.
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.