The Celtic Piping Club is the hub for Australia’s piping community. It provides a network for people who play or are interested in the various types of Celtic pipes including uilleann pipes, Scottish smallpipes, Northumbrian pipes, Border pipes and other bellows-blown or mouth-blown pipes. The Great Highland Bagpipes are not a priority for the club as there are many other resources and opportunities already available for players of the Highland Pipes.
The Club was formally launched in June 2013 at the National Celtic Festival, Portarlington Victoria. Prior to this time there had been a number of ad hoc workshops presented at festivals, private homes and Celtic music schools. By 2013 there was such a keen interest amongst players that the club was created in an informal capacity.
As at 26 August 2016, the Celtic Piping Club Inc. became a legal entity. The activities of the Club are now administered by an enthusiastic committee of seven unpaid volunteers.
The inaugural committee of the Celtic Piping Club Inc. (21 Aug 2016)
L-R: Geoff Jones - president, Colin MacDougall - committee member, Sarah Wade - Vice President, Alan Parker - Secretary, Merran Moir - committee member, Pat Lyons - Treasurer
(absent - Matt Horsley)
Aims of the Celtic Piping Club
Please note: Donations to the Celtic Piping Club Inc. are not tax deductible.