In 2010 the 'Stadpijpers van 's-Hertogenbosch are celebrating the fact that they have been musically active for 25 years in 's-Hertogenbosch, capital city of Brabant. That's why it was decided that the fourth 'International Festival of Town Pipers' would be organized in 's-Hertogenbosch in this anniversary year, and we invited all our musical friends from all over the world to our city to join in the celebrations.
3rd September -
19:00 Welcoming reception at the City Hall by the Mayor, Dr. A.G.J.M. Rombouts, followed by presentations by Moyses' Bosch (drama), De Oude Schuts (archery), De Halve Kompagnie Artillerie der Dienstdoende Schutterij van 's-Hertogenbosch (Civic guard of 1830) and the Stadspijpers van 's-Hertogenbosch.
4th September -
10:00 Opening ceremony by Dr. R.Bastiaanse, President of het Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum (BHIC) with artillery salutes by De Halve Kompagnie Artillerie der Dienstdoende Schutterij van 's-Hertogenbosch, followed by a full day of music, magic, sword fighting, crossbow-shooting, activities for children, manoeuvres and so on, finishing at 16:30.
5th September -
13:30 THE BIG BLOW, preceded by a short procession. You've never before seen so many medieval musicians performing on authentic instruments and dressed in authentic costumes!
Participating groups: Moyses' Bosch, Schuttersgilde De Oude Schuts, De Halve Kompagnie Artillerie der Dienstdoende Schutterij van 'sHertogenbosch (Schutterij 1830) the Waits of Charlotte, Colchester, Doncaster, Gloucester, Kings Lynn, Leeds, Ludlow and York, the Ely Piper's Noyse, the Stadtpfeifers von Dresden, the Ensemble de Ministrils Ciutat de Gandía and of course the hosts, de Stadspijpers van 's-Hertogenbosch.