About Us

We are happy to provide piping lessons to students at all ages and all levels.  We can also arrange drumming lessons and lessons on the Irish tin whistle.

“Ceol na nGleannta” is Irish and Scots Gaelic for “Music of the Glens”.
We chose this name for our school because our main location is in Glenwood Landing, Long Island.

Three neighboring towns in the area use the word “Glen” in their names –  in English “glen” means “valley’ 
– because the valleys, hills, bays and inlets of the north shore of Long Island area reminded European people
who traveled here of the beautiful glens of Ireland and Scotland.  The nearby City of Glen Cove was meant
to be named, with a slight variation, after one of them:  “Glencoe” in Scotland.  

Pipers Robert Patrick Lynch and John Francis McManus have been playing the pipes, the “great” Gaelic bagpipes  of Ireland and Scotland, for over forty years.  They specialize in traditional Irish music of the same sort played by traditional Irish musicians on other instruments and they also teach music in the closely related Scottish style, as well as general music as appropriate for the pipes.

They have a proven ability to develop dedicated students from absolute beginners to pipers capable of playing a number of tunes on full sets of pipes within ten months.  They also assist students who wish to revive previously abandoned piping dreams and they work with accomplished pipers who wish to broaden their musical horizons, especially relative to learning authentic traditional music not often available in pipe band settings.

To arrange lessons, please contact us at 516-782-7494.