About the Club
Celtic Piping Club is the hub for Australia & New Zealand’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 Club supports a range of regular activities and initiatives including the annual residential Goldfields Piping Weekend, International Uilleann Piping Day activities, regular newsletters, a pipes loan scheme and online resources & connections.
The club was initially co-founded and managed by Geoff Jones and Sarah Wade, formally launching in June 2013. Since 2016 it has been an incorporated society.
Aims of Celtic Piping Club
to generate opportunities for individuals and groups to play or experience Celtic bagpipes;
to develop community and fellowship around appreciation of Celtic bagpipes and music;
to encourage the study, practice, performance and development of the musical repertoire; and
to promote the development of Celtic bagpipes and piping in Australia.
Key objectives of Celtic Piping Club
to develop and promote a program of piping gatherings and events, e.g. sessions, concerts, guest players/makers;
to facilitate and encourage tutoring/learning opportunities;
to provide piping resources including online information, music & reference books, pipes for loan or hire, and membership of allied organisations;
to maintain a database of participants/members; and
to distribute regular communications regarding Celtic piping in Australia both to members and the wider piping community.