Celtic Craic Celtic Craic Music Fest Music Fest
September 21, 2019| Mechanicsburg, PA | info@CelticCraicMusicFest.com

Kolleen Newman Memorial
Kitchen Bagpipe Competition

Sponsored by USA Kilts

Kolleen was a piper in several Central PA pipe bands and an inspiration to all who knew her. She loved playing the pipes and loved having fun. Traditional pipers don't always mix the two, but Kolleen did it with ease. Kitchen piping was what Kolleen did best. While she valued traditional piping and was an accomplished piper, she carried her love of life into her piping, as well - "If you're not having fun, what's the point?!"

Kitchen Piping: Bagpiping with a loose-knit group of people, perhaps a one time "jam" session, perhaps with a selection of instruments that are not traditionally played with the pipes. Can also mean a solo piper who "pushes the envelope" and plays with revolutionary approach that might be frowned upon by traditionalists.

1st place will receive a gift certificate to USA Kilts!

USA Kilts



  • Fun is mandatory.
  • Solo or group entrants.
  • The order of competition will be by drawn lots immediately before the commencement of the competition.
  • Any song or tune is allowed.
  • Bagpipes only. Or drums only. Or both together. But absolutely no kazoos or any other instrument allowed.
  • No uniform requirements. Bonus points for creative outfits.
  • Competitors performance restricted to 2 minutes
  • The judging is not based on musicality alone. Showmanship is promoted. Entertainment is a must.
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. 1st place will also receive a gift certificate to USA Kilts.
  • The decision of the judges is final. There will be no appeal, no comments, gripes or complaints.


  • Registration is FREE
  • FREE entrance to festival with registration