The International Pipe And Tabor Festival

York – 14th-16th September 2018


  • Symposium
  • Workshops
  • Concerts
  • Masterclasses
  • Maker’s Market


Friday afternoon – Symposium
Friday evening – Session

Saturday – Workshops
Saturday evening – Concert

Sunday – Playing for the mystery plays

Click here for programme details

Location:  The Black Swan

The Black Swan, Peaseholme Green, York YO1 7PR

Getting There




There are several hotels and guest houses in the area



  • The general festival tunes are listed on the Processional Tunes page of the web-site.  If it is your first visit, don’t feel you have to be able to play all, or any, of them, but these tunes will feature in our sessions and BIG DUB.

The International Pipe and Tabor Festival

IPATF is only festival of its kind in the UK.  It started in Gloucester in 1999 and has been run by The Taborers Society since 2006.

This festival brings taborers of all kinds together to share and celebrate their enjoyment of the instrument and its music.

There are concerts, workshops, masterclasses, processions, and musicians representing the diversity of taboring world.

The Festival hosts the International Pipe and Tabor Symposium.


Atsufumi Ujiie playing his unique Japanese style pipe and tabor – IPATF 2010