The Northeast Tionól

Held every year since 1986, the Northeast Tionól is a weekend of classes, workshops, and concerts focusing on the Irish uilleann pipes and fiddle. The 2016 Northeast Tionól will be held on October 21-24, 2016, at Gavin’s Resort in East Durham, New York.

Registration is now open!

Visit the Event Registration page for instructions. Be sure to read through the Details page to understand your options before you register.

Instructors for 2016

We’re thrilled to announce our instructors for the 2016 Northeast Tionól:


  • Isaac Alderson
  • Tom Creegan
  • Eamonn Dillon
  • Kara Doyle
  • Tommy Keane
  • Benedict Koehler
  • Éanna Ó Cróinín
  • Michael Stribling


  • Jim Wenham


  • John Carty
  • Patrick Ourceau

Prices for 2016

Due to higher costs for airfares and visa processing fees (for our non-US instructors), we’ve had to increase our registration fees slightly this year. Note that registration fees do not include accommodations and meals at Gavin’s; those details are provided below.

Tionól Registration

  • Early Bird (if you register before August 15): $150
  • Regular Registration (if you register between August 16 and September 30): $170
  • On-Site Registration (online registration closes starting October 1): $190

Accommodations and Meals at Gavins

[Note that Gavin’s is now sold out. Accommodations are available nearby at the Rose Motel, Shamrock House, and Simply Durham.]

  • Two nights (Friday, Saturday): Shared room: $199 per person. Solo occupancy: $398. Includes 6 meals beginning with Friday night dinner and ending with Sunday morning breakfast.
  • Three nights (Friday, Saturday, Sunday): Shared room: $269 per person, solo occupancy: $538. Includes 9 meals beginning with Friday night dinner and ending with Monday morning breakfast.
  • Packages include service charges for housekeepers and wait staff. New York 8% sales tax is additional.
  • Meal rates for daytime guests are $9.95 for breakfast, $12.95 for lunch, and $21.95 for supper.

If you’re going to stay at Gavin’s, you need to make reservations directly with them. Gavin’s usually sells out by August, so don’t wait too long to book your room! See our roommates and transportation-sharing page if you want to find a roommate or opportunities for shared transportation.

Culture Ireland logoThe Northeast Tionól would like to acknowledge with appreciation the support we’ve received (financial and otherwise) over the years from Na Píobarí Uilleann. The tionól has also received support from Culture Ireland.