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International Bagpipe Conference 2022

11-13 March 2022

The International Bagpipe Organisation warmly invites you to participate in the Sixth International Bagpipe Conference (IBC) to mark International Bagpipe Day 2022 (10 March 2022), a celebration of the world’s diverse bagpipes and bagpiping traditions. This event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the International Bagpipe Conference.

For 2022, the IBO has joined up with the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society (NPS) and Newcastle University to host a 3-day event, combining the conference with the 3rd Newcastle Piping Festival.

The combined events will start on Friday afternoon with a lunchtime concert, and end on Sunday afternoon making use of the outstanding facilities at Newcastle University. Full details of the weekend will be announced on the IBO website in late November but here is a taste of what is planned:

  • Friday: lunchtime opening concert and evening session
  • Saturday conference (papers from speakers from all over Europe, including France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Ireland, England and Belgium)
  • Saturday wine reception followed by an international bagpipe concert and a late session
  • Sunday morning: screening of the new film on Greek bagpipes: The Journey of Askavols (presented by the film maker, Yorgos Arvanitis) and conference session
  • Surprise afternoon excursion and piping workshops
  • Delegate and registration details will be published on our Facebook page and website by the end of November and, as usual, we aim to make the event as affordable as possible for all.

See you all in Newcastle in March! The IBC 2022 Organising Team.

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