Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat: Sep 21-23, 2018

We’re pleased to announce that the 2018 edition of the Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat will feature Joey Abarta as our uilleann pipes instructor! Joey is well-known nationally and internationally. He was featured in this year’s WGBH’s St. Patrick Day’s Celtic Sojourn. Dates for our retreat in the beautiful southern Rocky Mountain town of La Veta, CO are Sep 21-23. Stay tuned for more details, but get this on your calendar! For more about Joey see:

Joey Abarta & Owen Marshall

For instruction on Scottish smallpipes, Timothy Cummings will be returning following his introduction in 2017.  He was a big hit with both the Pipe Retreat and Celtic Harp Retreat participants last year and we’re so happy to have him return for 2018.  Timothy Cummings is a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist (chiefly a piper) who enjoys an uncommonly diverse repertoire.  His music spans from the contemporary and sacred to the traditional melodies of the British Isles, Appalachia, Cape Breton, Brittany, and beyond.  He is also a recording artist, writer, and publisher of piping music.

For more information on Tim, see:
Jerry O’Sullivan & Tim Cummings play Sandy Boys

The Spanish Peaks Pipe Retreat is sponsored by the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival (  This Festival has garnered a reputation for providing the best in traditional Celtic Music performance and instruction, and has featured such artists as:  The Old Blind Dogs, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill, Eileen Ivers, Maire Ni Chathasaigh, Carlos Nunez, Jerry O’Sullivan, The Outside Track, Paddy Keenan, Alfredo Orlando Ortiz, Robbie O’Connell, Aine Minogue, Ed Miller and many more top performers in the Celtic music world.

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