After an extremely successful International Bagpipe Conference at the National Piping Centre in Glasgow, with speakers from France, Ukraine, Poland, England, Ireland, the USA, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria and of course Scotland, it is time to turn our thoughts to International Bagpipe Day 2016. A few communities have already announced their events and many more are to come. Don't forget to share it either by email or on the International Bagpipe Day Facebook page!
Bagpipe Gatherings and music around the world
An unusual event: music at the Stonehenge with the Southern Jacobites Pipe Band
Filming will be starting for The Bagpipe Maker's Baby.
Bagpipe session organised by the Northumbrian Pipers' Society in Morpeth.
THE Pipes and Drums of Thunder Bay in Canada are once again celebrating IBD!
Bagpipe gathering in Heraklion
Open mic session in Lorient
Iranian pipers are supporting International Bagpipe Day this year again with a photo contest.
Iranian bagpiper Mohsen Sharifian is in Europe these days. Check out his Facebook page for videos and to know where he will be next!
Pipe Major Chukwu Oba Kalu coordinator and founder of bagpipe music society of Nigeria, and Scottishpower pipe band Nigeria has told us that they will be celebrating in style in Abuja. Their goal is to 'revive bagpipe music in Nigeria
The bagpipe group Guirab, formed by twenty young Palestine musicians based in a refugee camp in Tyr, Lebanon, has now been active for 20 years and will be celebrating International Bagpipe Day this year.
Talks and music at Texas Tech University