Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat 2023

From Thursday, Sept. 21, to Sunday, Sept. 24, come join a welcoming gathering of people who play “alternative bagpipes” — principally Scottish smallpipes and uilleann pipes — in the beautiful Spanish Peaks region of SE Colorado. Lessons, ceilidhs, concerts, fellowship, fresh air, and more!

As an added enticement, the 2023 Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat coincides with the much-loved Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival. The stars are aligned again this year!

Evening concert ticket

Thanks to the generosity of the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival, everyone who registers for the piping retreat will receive a complimentary ticket for the Festival’s multi-artist Friday-evening concert at the historic Fox Theatre in Walsenburg (20-minute drive from La Veta)!


The 2023 piping retreat will take place in the picturesque town of La Veta, which sits way up high in the fresh Colorado air at an elevation of 7,000 ft. Be sure to bring a water bottle so you (and your instruments) can stay hydrated!

We’ll be meeting at 126 E Garland St, La Veta (GPS coordinates: 37.50472, -105.00809).

La Veta’s welcoming main street

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