High-altitude piping: Tunes and fellowship amidst the Spanish Peaks 

Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat 


From Thursday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Sept. 21, come join a welcoming gathering of people who play “alternative bagpipes” — principally Scottish smallpipes and uilleann pipes — in the beautiful Spanish Peaks region of southeastern Colorado. Lessons, ceilidhs, concerts, fellowship, fresh air, and more! 

Our inspiring instructors this year are Michael Roddy (Scottish smallpipes) and Will Woodson (Uilleann pipes).

It’s easy to register and pay online.

As an added enticement, the 2024 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 rollicking Saturday evening concert at the Washington School Theater!


The 2024 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!

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Please visit and “like” us on Facebook too, where we aim to post updates and items of interest: https://www.facebook.com/SpanishPeaksPipingRetreat.