International Bagpipe Day
International Bagpipe Day was first celebrated on 10 March 2012.
International Bagpipe Day was co-founded by the International Bagpipe Organisation and the Bagpipe Society by Andy Letcher and Cassandre Balosso-Bardin.
As they imagined ways of promoting the diversity of bagpipes to the greater public, Cassandre Balosso-Bardin thought to organise a bagpipe conference.
The First International Bagpipe Conference launched International Bagpipe Day world wide as it gathered scholars, musicians and instrument makers from all around Europe.
International Bagpipe Day is now celebrated every year by thousands of pipers all around the world. The International Conferences occur every 2 years in different locations.
Local pipers have organised events in many places include Minsk (Belarus), Athens (Greece), Texas Tech Uni, Harvard (USA), Haninge (Sweden), London, Oxford, Chester, Glasgow (UK), Nigeria and Iran.
IBD events 2015
Images of IBD 2013 organised by the Bagpipe Society at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford
OxfordMail article about IBD 2013
Making Bags of Sound
More about the Bagpipe Society
More about the International Bagpipe Organisation