The pipes summoned the Highlands to Hartford for the main event, and 20,000 guests followed! The 12th Annual Pipes in the Valley Celtic Music Festival was headlined by the world famous Red Hot Chilli Pipers! Guests experienced the spirit of the Highlands, along with top traditional and Celtic rock bands on two stages, 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!
Our non-profit organization is able to offer this event thanks to sponsors and individual donors, whose support allows us to offer the event free of charge and open to the public.
We have begun planning Pipes in the Valley on September 27, 2014*. If this is an event you would feel is important to you and the community, please consider making a donation.
If you’d like to be a vendor or market your business at this event, please send us an email.
*This event date is subject to change, relocation or cancellation without notice.
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Pipes in the Valley is produced by The Olde Burnside Brewing Co., in partnership with Riverfront Recapture.
The band line up for 2013 included the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Screaming Orphans, The Pubcrawlers, Jolly Beggars, Mighty Ploughboys , Stone of Destiny, Manchester Pipe Band, Manchester Police & Fire Pipe Band, The Breezy Point, Catholic Club Pipe & Drum Band.
Riverfront Recapture’s high-quality cultural festivals celebrate the region’s diversity, welcoming thousands of visitors.
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Thank you for an incredible events season
Our events season has come to a close. We are hard at work on the 2014 calendar. Check back for more details. In the meantime, be sure to check out photos from our 2013 events! Learn More
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