Bagpipe Society

Promoting the bagpipe revival since 1986

Blowout -our flagship event. Dates for 2015: May 29th to 31st. Tickets on sale from the end of February


Blowout 2015

Blowout 2015 information here – very soon!

Concerts See some of the best pipe acts from Britain, Europe and beyond.

Workshops Learn technique from experienced workshop leaders.

Sessions Join in with impromptu sessions.

Dances Come and dance in the legendary Saturday Bal.

Makers A chance to buy pipes direct from the maker.

Instruments A chance to see, hear and play unusual bagpipes.

Talks Learn about the cultural history of piping.

Demonstrations Professional bagpipe makers explain the secrets of their art.


Festival set in and around the beautiful Polesworth Priory.


Camp inside the Priory’s secluded garden and grounds.


Food Delicious homemade food from Vanessa Ryall and her team.

See clips from previous Blowouts here

Website editor Andy Letcher.
Website management Joe Wass.
Illustrations by Rima Staines.