Connecticut Piping and Drumming Workshop
Saturday April 17th - Sunday April 18th, 2021
Enders Island, Mystic, CT
August 2020 Update:
Despite this most unusual year with workshops, competitions, and parades being cancelled, the workshop committee is moving forward with plans for an in-person 2021 workshop. We have several exciting new changes this year, including a new venue! The entire workshop weekend will be held on Enders Island, an 11 acre island off the coast of Mason's Island in Mystic, CT. The beautifully maintained grounds and facilities feature a variety of ministries and retreats.
NEW this year, there will be options for on-site lodging at Enders Island. Rooms on the Island are limited, so reserve early! Also new this year, your registration will also include catered meals for the duration of the workshop. More details to come. Registration will be opening in the fall.
While it is difficult to anticipate what the spring will bring, be assured that we are taking everyone's health and safety as our utmost priority as we move ahead with planning. Check back on this website or Facebook page for updates!
THANK YOU to our 2020 sponsors and supporting organizations: the Round Hill Highland Games, St. Andrew's Society of Connecticut, the NH Scot Fund, and the Mystic Pipes and Drums. Many thanks to these organizations for supporting and promoting the Scottish Arts in Connecticut, and for their time, effort, and and generosity to the workshop!
Feedback from PREVIOUS YEARS
"Very well organized - the instructors were very approachable and made you feel at ease - while still teaching."
Our new venue for 2021 - Enders Island in Mystic, CT.
Some of our fantastic instructors from 2019: L-R Alex Gandy, Christina Hanks, Scott Fletcher, Chris Apps, Eric MacNeill, Willie McCallum, and Eric Ouellette. Not pictured: Nancy Tunnicliffe.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Join us April 17 - 18, 2021 for a weekend of music, fun, instruction, and inspiration with some of the best pipers and drummers in the world! Whether you're brand new to the piping and drumming community, or a seasoned musician gearing up for the upcoming competition season, there will be something for all levels of experience and interests.
Mystic is a popular vacation destination in Connecticut known for its dining, shopping, museums, and rich maritime history. Bring the entire family to enjoy all the region has to offer, or come alone to enjoy a piping and drumming retreat.
Curious about what happens at a piping and drumming workshop? Here are some of the highlights that are included with your registration... you can pick and choose what interests you!
✔️ Browse the vendors, such as The Piper's Hut, to stock up on supplies for the season
✔️ Enjoy two days of class sessions with world-class instructors
✔️ Increase comfort and prevent pain while playing at the yoga and reflexology sessions designed specifically for pipers and drummers
✔️ Enjoy an inspiring concert and hear the world class instructors perform on Saturday night
✔️ Connect and socialize with fellow musicians from the northeast and beyond
✔️ Sign up for a one-on-one piping session for feedback with a EUSPBA judge
✔️ Ensure your instrument’s maintenance is up to date
✔️ Explore a new “genre” of piping - perhaps trying Piobaireachd, or smallpiping
✔️ Become a more confident band player at the ensembles session
The list goes on... Come to the workshop to experience it all!
Check our class schedule for more information.