Armagh Pipers Club
Armagh Pipers Club is an independent traditional music teaching organisation based in Armagh City. It provides classes at various levels for eight instruments and singing. It runs an annual international festival of pipe-based music. The Pipers Club has developed over six decades into into a centre of excellence. Its music classes have in recent years been attended by children and adults from Armagh and seven neighbouring counties. The annual international William Kennedy Piping Festival, launched in 1994, has attracted enthusiasts of pipe-based music from all over the world. A registered charity, the Club operates from Áras na bPíobairí, its premises in Scotch Street, in the centre of Armagh.
Since the Club was founded in 1966, thousands of young musicians have started their musical journey in the Armagh Pipers Club. Many still play today, some have pursued stellar musical careers as performers, teachers and academics. We have now on our rolls children and grandchildren of our original members.