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Na Píobairí Uilleann Presents

Session with the Pipers
Tuesday 6th December 2011
Traditional Music Recital
Emmett Gill (Uilleann Pipes)
Jerry O’Reilly (Songs)
Tom Crean (Songs)
Siobhán Peoples and Murty Ryan (Fiddle/Accordion)

The Cobblestone Bar, 77 North King Street, Dublin 7
Starting at 9:30pm (Doors 9.00pm)
Admission: €12.00 (concession €8.00)

Supported by
The Arts Council

About The Musicians:

A London Calling

Emmet Gill

Emmett Gill is a Dublin based piper, born in London in 1976. He started the pipes through the London Pipers’ Club in 1983 where he was taught by Billy Browne and John Murphy. He further developed his style through visits to Tionóil in Ireland and to the Willie Clancy Summer School in Milltown Malbay. Emmett moved to Belfast in 1994 in order to study at Queen’s University, and later to Galway where he continued to play music, making many good friends along the way. His piping is influenced by Willie Clancy, Tommy Reck and Seamus Ennis and he has a strong interest in old recordings, particularly from the 78 RPM era. Along with Gerry Clarke he co-produced a collection of previously unreleased ‘78’ recordings entitled Old Time Records Vol 1 (2006) and Vol 2 (2007). He can also be heard on his own CD: “The Mountain Groves”, published by Na Píobairí Uilleann. He plays two sets of pipes, a concert pitch set made by Willie Rowsome and a three quarter set in C made in the U.S. by David Quinn and Benedict Koehler.

Raised on Song and Story
Jerry O’Reilly

Jerry O’Reilly comes from a musical family; his grandmother Annie Bissett and grandfather ‘Jacko’ O’Reilly were both singers, as were his parents, although they didn’t sing traditional songs. When he was a child he was inspired by a visit to the Fleadh Cheoil in TulIa In 1957, part of a boy scouts camp. This, along with the singing of a traveller that he heard on the street, had a huge impact on him and he became hooked on traditional singing. Another big influence at this stage was his primary school teacher Jerry O’Mahony, who ran the school choir and taught such songs as Anach Cuain, An Spailpín Fanach, Silent O Moyle, and The West Awake. Jerry is also a set dancer and a founder member of the Brooks Academy Dancing School established in 1982 where he teaches weekly. He teaches dancing globally at various festivals and is a regular teacher at the Association Irlandaise in Paris, Whitby Folk Week, and of course the Willie Clancy Summer School.

Voice of the People

Tom Crean

Tom Crean has been involved in traditional music and song for nearly fifty years.  His main interest is in song and this interest has extended to the songs of Ireland, England, Scotland, USA, and Australia. He sang for many years in The Press Gang with Sean Corcoran, Dave smith, Niall Fennell and latterly Pat Sheridan. He was one of the founders and organisers of The Tradition Club which ran each Wednesday night in Slattery’s of Capel Street from 1967 to 1983.  The club’s main objective was to invite singers and musicians from outside Dublin and to provide them with a platform on which they could perform. He was also one of the founders of The Clé Club and is a member of The People’s College Choir.  He is a regular performer at An Góilín Traditional Singers Club, The Clé Club, Howth Singing Circle and Bray Singing Circle.

Time on their Hands

Siobhán Peoples and Murty Ryan

Siobhán Peoples was immersed in music from an early age through her family. Her Grandmother Kitty played piano with the Kilfenora Céilí band, and her Father Tommy is of course a famous fiddler, composer and singer. She first began to play while in school in Toonagh where the headmaster Frank Custy encouraged all students to get involved in music. Her love for the fiddle began at this early stage. She played a lot with the older musicians around North Clare, where the local style had a big influence on her playing despite her interest in Donegal fiddle music.  A Clare connection links both musicians that are performing tonight. Murty Ryan, a talented Tipperary box player, lives, like Siobhan, in Ennis, Co. Clare and it was in Ennis that these talented players began to play regularly together .  These two excellent musicians are a joy to listen to, and can be heard on their 2002 duet CD “Time on Our Hands”.

Contact Details
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel: +353-1-8730093

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