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The Long Note The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert at Liberty Hall 2011

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert – A night of traditional Irish music at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Sun Oct. 2, 2011

SOME of Irish music’s most renowned and enduring ensembles will feature strongly in this year’s Ace and Deuce of Piping concert in Liberty Hall on Sunday October 2nd.

In 1979 two young Clare musicians Noel Hill (concertina) and Tony Linnane (fiddle) teamed up with Alec Finn (bouzouki) to create one of the most seminal recordings of traditional music. Over 30 years later this remarkable trio is still delighting audiences with their spellbinding music, melodic, sympathetic and virtuosic in its delivery.

Family continues to play an important role in traditional music and legendary whistle player Mary Bergin rejoins her sister’s famous husband and wife duet  Antoinette McKenna (harp) and Joe McKenna (uilleann pipes).
There are fewer more important fiddle players alive today than Paddy Cronin of Sliabh Luachra and it is an honour for the Ace and Deuce to feature a musician of Paddy’s stature who will be joined by guitarist Paul de Grae, originally from Dublin.
Central to the Ace and Deuce concert is the contribution of the uilleann pipes and this year’s line-up will showcase the unique ‘Rowsome Quartet’ where four leading pipers, Kevin Rowsome, Denis Brooks, Mick O’Brien and Leo Rickard will play together while Clare’s Michael O’Connell will deliver the solo performance.
The Ace and Deuce concert will be presented by the well-known singer, songwriter and musician Con ‘Fada’ Ó Drisceoil who will also perform some of his wonderful songs.

Tickets €25/ €20 are on sale from Liberty Hall Box office: + 353 1 8721122
Online Booking: or,  phone: 01 8730093.

About Na Píobairí Uilleann

Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers was founded in 1968 at grassroots level by pipers with the aim of protecting a threatened art form. Now, 43 years later, NPU is a thriving arts organisation with thousands of members worldwide, dedicated to servicing the aims and needs of pipers worldwide. It is an ambition of NPU’s to establish the uilleann pipes as the iconic instrument of Ireland in the 21st century. Since unveiling its restored Georgian premises at 15 Henrietta St in January 2007, NPU has been busy catering for the expanding demand for regular tuition as well as releasing a number of significant publications and recordings. With demand for pipes exceeding supply considerably, a dedicated course in pipe-making is currently being finalised while NPU’s commitment to tuition, both on a weekly basis at its premises and internationally, continues to grow, along with its public performance programme.  Na Píobairí Uilleann’s primary funding agencies include the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, The Arts Council / An Comhairle Ealaíonn and Dublin City Council

Contact Details

Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta St., Dublin 1, Ireland

Tel : +353-(0)1-8730093


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