Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Irpinia School of Bagpipes workshops with Franco Calanca: Scuola Irpina di Cornamuse

February 11th, 2023 - February 12th, 2023

The Irpinia School of Bagpipes are hosting a workshop weekend at the castle complex in the town of Summonte. The town is in the Campania region of southern Italy, with Naples being the capital city of that region of Italy.  The workshops will be led by the Italian piper and instrument-maker Franco Calanca.  Full details of the workshops are below.

The S.I.C. is an initiative conceived by a group of local musicians who are passionate about traditional music performed with bagpipes such as beer and bagpipes, with a particular interest in Scottish traditional music.
Franco Calanca, one of the most talented players and the most reliable instrument manufacturers, will make available to participants his thirty-year experience as a musician and lute player. As the main protagonist of the revival of Emilian beer, which took place in the first two thousand years, during the stage it will also give space to the enthusiasts of this characteristic instrument of the Tuscan-Emiliano Appenines.
During the weekend there will be educational moments, exhibition and music sharing, evening “open sessions” and the performance of a “massed band” on the streets of the village, at the end of the event. The workshops will take place with open doors for the most curious.
For more information contact the number +39 349 5361254 (also on WhatsApp) at any time.
SEMINAR COST: Euro 70,00 (per person) NB. Depending on the number of participants, the cost may vary.
Lesson Schedule:
Saturday 9am-12pm / 3pm-7pm
Sunday 9am – 12pm
Lunch € 10.00 per person
Dinner Euro 10.00 per person
Accommodation at Hotel Al Palazzetto Set Fair, 12 Plane Street, Summonte (Av)
Euro 50,00 Double (with double bed + breakfast included)
Euro 40,00 Single (breakfast included)
Check – In until 11pm. Check – Out at 10:00


February 11th, 2023
February 12th, 2023


S.I.C. Scuola Irpina di Cornamuse
+39 349 5361254
View Organizer Website


Summonte Castle
Via Castello, snc, 83010
Summonte, Avellino, Campania Italy
+ Google Map
View Venue Website