The International Bagpipe Organisation warmly invites you to participate in the Fifth International Bagpipe Conference (IBC) to celebrate the world’s diverse bagpipes and bagpiping traditions.
The conference will take place online, via Zoom on 6 June 2020.
You will be sent a link once you obtain a ticket.
ATTENTION: The event will take place across timezones:
8:30am to 4:30pm USA EST time
1:30pm to 9:30pm UK BST time
We have planned breaks throughout the day for tea/coffee and your lunch or dinner.
The conference is a productive and welcoming platform for all people interested in the study of bagpipes: musicologists, ethnomusicologists, music experts, instrument makers, folk musicians, dancers and music lovers. This event is an exciting interdisciplinary opportunity to debate various questions relating to the study of bagpipes both today and historically. All are welcome to come and enjoy the atmosphere. The IBCs are friendly events, open to all, promoting bagpipes from all around the world.
Our online conference will explore bagpipes in diasporic communities. We will be looking at how pipers from various traditions have spread their customs and music all around the world, helping sustain communities or forging new identities far away from home.
There will be many opportunities to network as well as participate in interactive activities throughout the day.
We have created a varied ticket price, more akin to a donation.
Options vary from £10 to £20. Please choose one option (1, 2 or 3).
All proceeds will go towards the organisation costs of the 2020 conference.
Any remaining funds will be put towards our 2022 conference, which will take place in the UK.
Should you wish to give more, we have made a donation link available as well. Any further donations will be much appreciated and all proceeds will go towards the organisation costs of the IBO.
The conference will include the following speakers and topics (order subject to change):
A fully detailed schedule will be uploaded on this page by 1 June 2020.
Jason Busniewski: Bagpipes, “Martial Races”, and Empire in the Central Himalayas
Michael Vereno: On the Road : On the diaspora fate of bagpipers in and around Austria in the 20th century
Nadia Vázquez-Martínez: Dissemination and cultivation of the traditional music from Galicia in New York
Scott Spencer: The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipe Band and the Line-Of-Duty Funeral
Arle Lommel: Towards a Feature-Oriented Account of Bagpipe Evolution and Taxonomy
Nada Gitto Surdulina: A little bagpipe of Balkan origins, built in the USA and returned to Italy. Musical performance, Organology and analysis of repertory
Zexuan Qiao: Employing new technologies in the reproduction of historical bagpipes
José Emilio Colón Ríos: Cuban pipers: the spread of uillean piping in Cuba
David Marker: The Social Life of Rocco Costello’s Zampogna.
Vincent Janoski: Decoding Forgotten Melodies: from the Piobaireachd Tradition Musical interpretation of forgotten tunes from the Campbell Canntaireachd.
Brian McCandless: Rediscovering Northern British Bellows-Blown Bagpipes in North America
Barry Shears: Immigrant Bagpipes of Nova Scotia
Erin Walker: Under the Kilt: The Pipe Band as a Tool of Cultural Transmission
If you have any further queries, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.