Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat

Save the date and plan to attend the 2022 in-person Spanish Peaks Piping Retreat in scenic La Veta, Colorado! This friendly gathering offers classes focused on Scottish smallpipes and uillean pipes, and welcomes beginners right through to advanced players.
One of the awesome benefits is it coincides with the Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival ( — bands, ceilidhs, concerts galore!
Dates: Thursday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 25
Cost: $250

We’re super excited about having Jerry O’Sullivan return, and have Barry Shears come for his inaugural visit.  Past retreat attendees know Jerry, of course, and you’ll be equally impressed with Barry, who specializes in Cape Breton music   

Please submit your email and any questions to Jim Conley at  Schedule details subject to change.  We hope to have an additional surprise, or maybe two!  

For more information about this year’s Piping Retreat, please visit our Facebook page: .  For registration and schedule information, please visit our webpage at:


Spanish Peaks International Celtic Harp Retreat




2022 Artists

Beth Kollé

Beth Kollé is known for her beautiful and playable lever harp arrangements of Celtic and Nordic folk music. A seasoned clinician and performer, Beth is known for her entertaining and informative workshops on all aspects of harp playing and performance at major harp conferences.



Nancy Thym

Nancy Thym is a famous folklorist, storyteller and harp researcher. She plays various harps and related stringed instruments, her repertoire ranging from early music to traditional, folk and rock ’n’ roll.




Jaimee Joroff

A competitive Irish step dancer who traded her dance shoes for harp strings, Jaimee is a third-generation classical harpist and first-generation Celtic harper.  Her instruction is tailored to each student’s needs and preferences, including options to learn by ear or from the notated page. Classes are taught in a relaxed, no-pressure manner focusing on the joy and history of the music.



For information about the 2022 Harp Retreat, please visit:

The Spanish Peaks Harp Retreat