7th International bagpipers Conference 2024 in Plovdiv

The International Bagpipe Organisation warmly invites you to attend the Seventh International Bagpipe Conference (IBC) to mark International Bagpipe Day 2024 (10 March), a celebration of the world’s diverse bagpipes and bagpiping traditions. This year’s conference is organised in collaboration with the Bulgarian National ​Bagpipe Association and the Academy of Music, Dance, and Fine Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. We have confirmed speakers from Spain, Greece, UK, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Singapore, USA, France, Belgium, and Bulgaria.

We are inviting you to pre-register for the conference so that we have an understanding of numbers. We are currently still applying for funding and do not know the final attendance price for the event. We are, however, committed to the attendance fee being as low as possible. In previous years, it has not gone over 50€ including lunch and coffee breaks. This year, we hope to make the conference a free event, but need more clarity about attendance numbers.


Conference schedule:
Friday 8 March – afternoon
International arrivals

Friday 8 March 2024 – evening
Women Pipers’ Concert

Saturday 9 March 2024 – day
International Bagpipe Conference
Saturday 9 March 2024 – evening
Dinner and Bring your own bagpipe – curated session
Sunday 10 March 2024
Morning: Conference papers
Afternoon: Outing at the Ethnographic Museum, Bishop’s Basilica of Philippolis, mini concert
Evening: parting session 

preregister here


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