William Kennedy Piping Festival

About Event:

The 28th William Kennedy Piping Festival takes place in Armagh from 17-20 November 2022. 


The WKPF is an international festival of mainly bagpipe-based traditional music. Organised as a one-off event by Armagh Pipers Club in 1994, as part of a cross-community “Armagh Together” series of events, the Festival was such a success that it was reprised in 1995, and then became a regular annual fixture. A total of 26 festivals took place up to 2019, drawing into Armagh a vast array of internationally renowned musicians, and aficionados from all over the world. It is one of the longest-running festivals of its kind in the world of piping.


You can book for all events online – links are on the Programme page. Please note that there are no physical tickets – when you book, your name goes onto a list at your event(s). Some events have limited capacity and will be taken off sale when individual sales plus Festival Pass and Academy sales reach the limit. For other events, it will be possible to pay on the door.


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