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The Pipers’ Tryst Sessions at Celtic Connections

January 26th, 2023 @ 10:30 am - January 29th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm


•The weekly Trad in the Tryst music session pictured. Photo: JohnSlavin@designfolk.com/Bagpipe.news

The National Piping Centre will be running The Pipers’ Tryst Sessions – four days of workshops, group lessons and sessions during the Celtic Connections festival from Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 January 2023.

Taught by pipers in the folk scene, this event will focus on bellows pipes and whistle playing and on the social environment of piping in the trad music world. It will all take place at The National Piping Centre & The Pipers’ Tryst in the McPhater Street venue, which is a stone’s throw from Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the hub of Celtic Connections.

As The Pipers’ Tryst sessions will take place during Celtic Connections, we want you to get the most out of one of Scotland’s most celebrated international festivals, along with these workshops. To this end, as well as teaching, we will also be recommending the best piping gigs in the festival programme and will point you in the direction of pre-theatre restaurants close to the venues.

In the late morning, there will be a two-hour block of lessons, followed by a soup & sandwich lunch (included in cost) in The Pipers’ Tryst, where the afternoon folk session will take place.

You can attend the full event (£200 for all four days) or choose individual days (£70 each) to suit your schedule.

Book your place now!


January 26th, 2023 @ 10:30 am
January 29th, 2023 @ 3:30 pm


The Pipers’ Tryst
30-34 McPhater Street
Glasgow, G12 8JH United Kingdom
0141 353 5551
View Venue Website


TNPC / Pipers’ Tryst Sessions
0141 353 0220
View Organizer Website