The Northeast Tionól

Held (almost) every year since 1986, the Northeast Tionól is a weekend of classes, workshops, and concerts focusing on the Irish uilleann pipes and fiddle.

The 2023 Northeast TIonól will be held from October 13-15, 2023 at Gavin’s Irish Country Inn in East Durham, New York. Gavin’s is already sold out for accommodations for the weekend; please try the Shamrock House in East Durham, the Rose Motel, or the Blackthorn Resort.

We are thrilled to announce our instructors for 2023! Bios and photos are on the Instructors page; details on workshops and the schedule are on the Details page. Online registration is now open; see the Registration page for details.


  • Kara Doyle
  • Patrick Hutchinson
  • Benedict Koehler
  • Louise Mulcahy
  • Caoimhín Ó Fearghail
  • Kieran O’Hare
  • Colleen Shanks


  • Liz Carroll
  • Liz Knowles


  • Michael Hubbert (pipes clinic)
  • Jim Wenham (reed workshop)

Online registration is now open; see the Registration page for details.

We’ve had to increase our registration prices slightly in 2023 to accommodate rising costs:

  • Early Bird (if you register before August 20): $180
  • Regular Registration (if you register between August 21 and September 30): $200
  • On-Site Registration (online registration closes starting October 1): $220

Photo of participants and instructors at the 2018 Northeast Tionól
The Northeast Tionól 2018. Photo by Fel Bautista.

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.