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NPC Adult Gathering

April 25th, 2022 @ 9:00 am - April 28th, 2022 @ 9:00 pm

The National Piping Centre Adult Seasonal Piping Gatherings

 Join the NPC Adult Gatherings in 2022

The National Piping Centre is bringing you a series of Adult Gatherings in 2022 for pipers aged 18+,which have been designed to give a fantastic social learning experience. This year we will be running in person workshops  as well as online events.

The teachers on the next school, our Spring Gathering, for both in person and online events will be Wilson Brown, Dr Andrew Bova, Ailis Sutherland, Danny Hutcheson, Dan Nevans and Connor Sinclair.

Our schools will run in two timezones, one for in person teaching and one for online students. The in-person school will run during the day UK time (9am – 5pm UK time), with the online school running in the evenings (3pm – 9pm UK time). There will be no option for online learning during the day, or in person learning in the evening.

The schools will feature individual lessons, workshops, masterclasses, practice time and more across in person and online schools. The school costs £250 in person and £220 online for the four days.

The dates for our 2022 schools are:
Spring School – 25th – 28th April
Summer School – 25th – 28th July
Autumn School – 31st October – 3rd November


Where will we meet?

The in person schools will take place at one of the two National Piping Centre locations in Glasgow City Centre or West End. This will be confirmed nearer the time of your school. For our online schools, you will join us on Zoom each day for your day of tuition! Once you have registered, we will be in touch with more information about the school and how you can log in each day.

What will I learn?

Over the four days there will be group lessons, 1-2-1 tuition, Masterclass workshops and more for pipers and drummers. Each piping student will be provided with a digital music pack so everyone will have new music to learn.

What will the school cost?

It is £250 GBP to register for a place on one of our  in person schools and £220 GBP for an online school. Registrations will open shortly.


What about COVID-19?

These in person schools will adhere to all COVID-19 safety government guidelines, and may be subject to change at short notice if Government guidance changes. However, we will give you as much notice as possible.

What will my timetable look like?

We are just finalising the exact timetable and will update this soon, but you can expect 1-2-1 lessons, practice time, masterclasses, workshops, new music and more. These will be similar for in person and online tuition.

Who will be teaching me?

Each school will have a different teaching line up, from our world-class professional pipers. Check back nearer the time to find out who will be teaching your course.


Hearing Protection

The National Piping Centre requires all students to use hearing protection at all times when playing pipes. Hearing protection is available for purchase in our shop or free of charge from the earplug dispenser in both our piping school venues.
Find out more


April 25th, 2022 @ 9:00 am
April 28th, 2022 @ 9:00 pm


The National Piping Centre
30-34 McPhater Street
Glasgow, G4 0HW United Kingdom
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