The Blowout

The Blowout is our annual celebration of pipes. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Blowout 2021 has been cancelled but we will be presenting an Online Event on Saturday 5th June

Here is a message from Ian:-

Dear All

This year’s blowout will be held online! Click here for more details.

We will however be presenting an online event to be held on Saturday 5th June 2021. full details will be released nearer the time.

We fully intend to celebrate the return of the real - 3 dimensional - Blowout in 2022 😀

Stay healthy!



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


Learn technique from experienced workshop leaders.


Join in with impromptu sessions.


Come and dance in the legendary Saturday Bal.


A chance to buy pipes direct from the maker.


A chance to see, hear and play unusual bagpipes.


Learn about the cultural history of piping.


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.


Delicious homemade food from Vanessa Ryall and her team.

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