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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. 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.

  7. We live locally and will not be registering for the workshops. Can we still attend the evening concert and where is it?

    1. Yes! There will be instructor concerts on Friday and Saturday nights — we’re going to sell a $20 ticket that allows you in to both concerts. Concerts will take place at Gavin’s, in the pub.

  8. In the past, I have signed up for workshops although I play neither pipes nor fiddle. This year, workshops are clearly marked for each instrument. Does that mean I can no longer sign up for a workshop?

    1. Hi Lila — we’ve always marked workshops as either for pipes or fiddle (sometimes for both), and we’ve always allowed auditors (people who don’t play the instrument but just want to listen and learn). If you’ve registered for the tionól, you can audit any workshop as long as there’s space and it’s okay with the instructor. If you’re signing up as workshop-only participant, you can sign up for any workshop you like.

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