Thursday, March 10, 2016

March Gathering - March 20th, 2016

For our gathering in March we will see the return of the monthly closing piobaireachd! Angus Martin, who was scheduled to play The Groat in February, was unable to due to illness. He will now perform it this month to close our gathering. Warmer temperatures are quickly bringing on the gigging and competition season for the area’s bagpipers, and everyone is getting up into shape to perform. Come on out to the March Gathering of the Bloomington Pipers’ Society to hear some of these musicians play their music. Society pipers will be performing events throughout St. Patrick’s Day week, and through the summer.

Snacks and drinks will be provided by our volunteers. Come out to listen to bagpipe music, or bring your own set of pipes (or drums) and join in!

Non-IU parking is highlighted in blue.
  • Sunday, March 20th, 2016
  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 800 N. Indiana Avenue
  • Bloomington, IN 47408

March Bagpiping Class - March 20th, 2016

Spring is coming, and so is a crowded summer of performances, competitions, and events! In the hour before this month’s gathering, we will be hosting an open help session for pipers in the area to get their pipes on the path to fighting shape for the coming months!

The session will be held at the 800 N Indiana Ave location, from 3:00PM to 4:00PM. We will have resident Grade I piper present to assist, as well as any other pipers who may be able to provide some help in their areas of specialty.

We will talk about bagpipe maintenance in general, as well as ideal reed set-up, and how to get the most out of your bagpipe so they are both easier to play and sounding excellent.

The Society will be accepting donations for projects in the 2016-2017 after our summer break, which will take place after our April gathering.

  • Sunday, March 20th
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 800 N. Indiana Avenue