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 2019 Northeast Tionól will be held on October 18-21, 2019, at Gavin’s Irish Country Inn in East Durham, New York.

Online registration for the 2019 Northeast Tionól is now closed. We still have room, so if you missed the boat you can register on-site for $190. Note that some workshops are sold out.

Please see the Details page for information on classes and workshops (including which workshops are sold out).

Please note that Gavin’s is sold out for accommodations; you’ll have to find a place to stay elsewhere. Try the Rose Motel, Shamrock House, or other motels in East Durham.

Our instructors for 2019 are listed below; you’ll find bios, photos, and links on the Instructors page.


  • Joey Abarta
  • Sheila Friel
  • Tim Hill
  • Patrick Hutchinson
  • Mick O’Brien
  • Fiachra O’Regan
  • Michael Stribling


  • Jim Wenham


  • Brian Conway
  • Eileen O’Brien
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.