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    1. Hi Chuck — yes, reservations for Gavin’s are made directly through them. Don’t wait, as Gavin’s usually sells out by early August!

  1. Hi Gary — we’ll let you know shortly; it’s mainly an issue of available space in the workshop rooms at Gavin’s.

  2. Hello Brad,
    could you send me the link for the info about ivory? Is it so that instruments from Canada are not a problem?
    Thanks
    Henri

    1. Hello Henri,

      Sorry for the delay. Instruments from Canada are most certainly a problem if they have ivory on them and you’re crossing the border into the US (it seems that going back to Canada is okay). tighter restrictions have been in place since February 2014 on ivory imports and exports. If you’re coming to the tionól from another country and any part of your instrument contains ivory, your instrument may be confiscated at the border unless you have the approved documentation. It’s worth reading up on the new law to understand the risks. There’s a good summary at http://www.thebagpipeplace.com/Ivory_Law.html

  3. Hi, registration will open in July. We’ll announce this year’s lineup of instructors later this spring, it won’t be long! Hope to see you in October.

  4. Fixed! It’s easy for us to make changes like this. I put you in Ivan’s workshop on Saturday and Sheila’s workshop on Sunday.

  5. Hi Neil,

    We don’t assign roommates anymore. I think we used to do that, many years ago, but not for a long time now. Accommodations are handled entirely by Gavin’s, and we don’t get involved. We set up the blog to help people find roommates and to share transportation. Cheers, Brad

  6. Brad,
    I registered for the Tionol on line but I cannot remember being asked to send in a check. Did my Registration go through?
    Slan, Kevin

  7. I previously registered, but am no longer able to attend due to pending survey of a family member. Please let me know the procedure for a refund. I will also contact Gavins about notifying my roommate that I will not be attending.

    1. Hi Joanna, yes you can sign up for individual workshops; they’re $45 apiece. You can sign up at the event. Registration will be in the pub starting late afternoon on Friday.

  8. Hi all, I am coming from St. Louis and need to borrow a harp for tune having. I had one arranged but that fell through. I am looking for one of the following:

    1) someone who could collect and bring a harp from Northern NJ (off of 287)
    2) someone who could collect and bring a harp from Silver Springs Maryland
    3) someone who has a harp I can borrow, or knows someone who might have one I can borrow!

  9. Hello Brad, et al, If anyone’s interested, I will have 2 (maybe 3) Student Model Practice Sets with me that can be rented for the weekend. Feel free to contact me or, to submit my contact info to anyone who would be interested.

  10. Hello. I am a beginner at piping, and have been taking lessons since June, 2016. Are there workshops at your tionol which would be appropriate for a beginner? Thank you.

    1. Hi Richard — we always have beginner classes at the tionol. The workshops are generally aimed at more intermediate and advanced players, but beginners would still learn something by attending. There are two classes and two workshops over the course of the weekend.

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