The 5th International Bagpipe Conference will take place on March 13-15 next year at Harvard University in Boston, USA.
Papers are being invited now with the the deadline for abstract submissions being next month: September 15.
A spokesman said: “In 2020, we will take the conference to the United States where we will explore bagpipes in diasporic communities. Indeed, in line with the anniversary of the arrival of the Mayflower and the founding of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts, we will be looking at how pipers from around the world have spread their customs and music all around the world, helping sustain communities or forging new identities far away from home. Presenters from the U.S. and from the rest of the world are welcome to present on themes directly linked to bagpipes.
“Papers touching on topics linked to migration, identity, community and diaspora, both within the U.S. and in the rest of the world are specifically welcome. Papers touching on other themes such as organology, playing techniques, ornamentation, history, iconography, instrument making, recordings, archiving, collecting, composing will also be considered.”
The International Bagpipe Conference is held every two years and is organised by the International Bagpipe Organisation
More information can be found at: https://www.internationalbagpipeorganisation.com/
International Bagpipe Day 2020 is scheduled for March 10.