The International Pipe And Tabor Festival

13-15 September 2019


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


Draft Detailed Programme


Thursday evening – Session

Fri morning – Workshops
Friday afternoon – Symposium
Friday evening – Session

Saturday morning- Workshops
Saturday afternoon – Performances at Bancroft Gardens and elsewhere of Massed Taborers  with Shakespeare Morris and Jigs from Ollie and Matt Simons
Saturday evening – Concert

Sunday – Workshops

Location:  The White Swan

Getting There


Rail: Stratford-upon-Avon railway station


There are many 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