Bagpipe Society

Promoting the bagpipe revival since 1986

Blowout – Our annual festival. Next date: 2nd – 4th June 2017

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.

Clips from previous Blowouts here

2016 Information Here

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