Pipe bands and individual players are invited to join the carnival atmosphere at the 2017 Barbados Celtic Festival 26-29th May. This a great opportunity to bring your pipes or drums and enjoy a pipe band holiday with a week in Barbados next May!
The Barbados Celtic Festival celebrates the links between Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Nova Scotia, the Gallic regions in Europe and the sunny Caribbean island of Barbados. What better way to celebrate than with 100 pipers!
Pipefest Barbados will take place over 4 days but is best suited to players who want to visit the island for a week. The event aims to be the biggest pipe band gathering ever to take place in the Caribbean.
Get ready to start your bagpipes! Not only is it part of the Barbados Celtic Festival it takes place at the same time as Rally Barbados. Look out for Scotsman, Allan Mackay from Brora, in his blue Ford Anglia!
Weather: with events taking place in May this is a great month to visit Barbados with nearly 9 hours of sunshine and strong cooling winds. Pipe band events will take place in the evening when the average temperature is expected to be around 31°C / 88°F. Short sleeve order – pack light, enjoy the warmth, pipe band events will be in short sleeve order, No. 2 dress.
Tourist Information: for more ideas and to find out more about Barbados visit the official tourism site: www.visitbarbados.org
Flights & Hotels: BA offer great packages from the UK to Barbados in May, especially if you book flights and hotels together. It is recommended that players stay near the Historic Garrison area. Recommended hotels in this area include: Coconut Court Beach. For hotel and flight packages please check: BA Holiday Packages
Register your interest using the Pipefest form below:
Main image: Joe Ross
Pipefest Barbados Registration Form
Registered Barbados Players
|Cammy Lauder||Pipe Band||Lockerbie RBLS Pipe Band||Scotland||link||20|
|Mark Wilson||Drummer||Northern Ireland||1|
|Charlie Bowman||Piper||Northern Ireland||1|
|Michelle Johnston||Dancer||Johnston Highland Dancers||Northern Ireland||link||1|
|Dominic Andersen-Strudwick||Drum Major||Australia||1|
|Danielle Myles||Piper||Scotland, UK||1|
|Doug McEntegart||Pipe Band||St Brendan The Navigator Pipes And Drums||USA||15|
|Scott Duncan||Pipe Band||Scotpipe||Scotland||link||10|
|Mary Tierney||Piper||United States||1|
|Shauna Shand||Piper||Hauf And Hauf Pipers||Scotland||link||2|
|John Duffy||Piper||City Of Sheffield Pipe Band||England||link||4|
|Karen Harper||Piper||United Kingdom||link||0|
|James Ponton||Piper||Hornsby RSL Pipe Band||Australia||link||2|
|Richard Smith||Piper||United Kingdom||2|
|Justine Noon||Piper||United Kingdom||2|
|Stuart Cumming||Piper||United Kingdom||1|