September 24 | 11 am to 10 pm | Free

Mortensen Riverfront Plaza

Experience the spirit of the Highlands, along with Celtic traditional and rock bands, Highland athletic games, step dancing, bag pipers, birds of prey, Highland cows, kids’ activities, puppetry and storytelling, sword demonstrations, Celtic food, and plenty of Ten Penny Ale at the 15th Annual Pipes in the Valley.  Pipes in the Valley is produced by The Olde Burnside Brewing Co., in partnership with Riverfront Recapture. Congratulations to Olde Burnside Brewery and Pipes in the Valley for making the BBC's 10 British Things About Hartford, CT list. 

Pipes in the Valley Schedule 2016

Main Stage
12:30 - 1:00: The Callanish School of Celtic Arts
1:00 - 1:30: SRL Irish Dance Academy
1:45 - 2:30: Dicey Riley
3:00 – 3:45: Albannach
4:15 - 5:15: Screaming Orphans
5:45 - 7:00: Wild Colonial Bhoys
7:30 - 8:15: Albannach
8:45 - 10: Skerryvore

Upper Plaza
All Day: Children’s Activities
12 - 12:30: Massed Bands
2:30: Manchester Police and Fire Pipe Band
3:45: Stone of Destiny Pipe Band
5:15 Mystic Highlanders Pipe Band

Lower Plaza
9 to Conclusion: Highland Games
9 to Conclusion: Irish Road Bowling



Season Sponsor


Arts Partner

Greater Hartford Arts Council

Site Sponsor

Mohegan Sun


Stage Sponsor

Aer Lingus



Festival Partner

Price Chopper

Official EMS Provider


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