The Hudson River Pipers Club is a friendly group of Uilleann pipers from the greater New York City area who are dedicated to playing and promoting the Irish Uilleann pipes. We get together once a month in Valley  Cottage NY. We welcome visiting pipers to our meetings and extend our best wishes to Uilleann pipers and Piping Clubs around the world.

Workshop with Paddy Keenan April 2018
Members of the club on International Uilleann Piping day, Nov 5th 2017
Club members on International Uilleann Piping Day 2017

Here are some members of the group with Michael Cooney in 2009 at Liam’s. Left to right, Jim Reilly, Katie Carmen, Garr Disalvo, Joe Leathem, Bonnie Yancoskie, John McAuliffe, Peter Haller, Michael Cooney, Rich Wolff, Bill Keenan (RIP), Liam O’Neill and Tracy Kingsley. Not pictured, Members Tacey Deyrup, Dan McNamara, Joanne Bierschenk, John Redstone, Luke Powers, Peter Dowd, Mike Connolly and Erik van der Leeuw.

The Hudson River Pipers Club held its inaugural meeting in December 2004 in Piermont, NY, along the western shore of the Hudson River, north of New York City. Since then we’ve grown our membership and we now hold our monthly gatherings in nearby Valley Cottage, NY. We have been extremely fortunate to have attracted as visiting teachers some of the very best pipers in the world; such as Michael Cooney, Paddy Keenan, Jerry O’Sullivan, David Power, Cillian Vallely, Mattie Connelly, Ivan Goff, Bill Ochs, Martin McCormack, Tommy Martin and Isaac Alderson.

Members of the Club send their very best wishes and greetings to Pipers and Pipe Clubs around the world and extend an invitation to visit us at any Club events. We also welcome inquiries from interested pipers. The Club meets the first Saturday of each month, except during July and August as we normally attend Irish Arts Week in East Durham, NY, and October when we usually attend the Northeast Tionol. If you are interested in joining us, please contact any HRPC member or e-mail Liam O’Neill, at, or Jim Reilly, at  See our Links page for other Uilleann Piping websites.You can also contact us if you wish to have an Uilleann Piper perform at any event.

Thank you for visiting The Hudson River Pipers Club.