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Na Píobairí Uilleann presents Session with the Pipers
A traditional music recital on the first Tuesday of every month

The Cobblestone, 77 North King Street, Dublin 7.

Tuesday  4th June 2013

Seánín (Phat Mylea) McDonagh is one of the best kept secrets in the Irish traditional music world. Hailing from Lettermore, Connemara, Co Galway, he has been a popular member of the traditional Irish London music scene for the last 40 years. Known particularly for his exploratory nature with tunes in different keys, Seánín’s tune renditions often reawaken the classics. He will be joined on the night by James Carty, who like many of the younger generation in London, was influenced and encouraged by McDonagh. James was born in London, of Roscommon and Connemara parents. He is steeped in music through his family and also from the rich vein of music that existed in London during his formative years.

Traditional singer Seosaimhín Ní Bheaglaoich from West Kerry will enchant us with her songs from West Kerry Gaeltacht, along with scots Gaidhlig songs.  Seosaimhín has performed and tutored at festivals and events worldwide. She has produced and presented programmes for RTE Radio and RnaG and has recorded albums with numerous artists including Suailcí Sona with her brother Séámus, sister Cáitlín and their sons, Mná na hEireann in 1984, with the all-female group Macalla, and her solo album Taobh na Gréine, produced by Donal Lunny  in 1995.

Our featured Uilleann Piper is Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh from Dublin. As a young boy, Nollaig attended lessons at Na Píobairí Uilleann in Essex Street and this began his long and unbroken association with the organisation. Nollaig has performed and tutored at festivals and summer schools at home and abroad and has performed on and assisted with NPU’s Tutor/DVD series The Art of Uilleann Piping.

About Na Píobairí Uilleann

Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers was founded in 1968 by pipers with the aim of protecting a threatened art form. Now, forty five years later, NPU is a thriving arts organisation with thousands of members, dedicated to servicing the aims and needs of uilleann pipers worldwide. It is the ambition of NPU to establish the music of the uilleann pipes as a major art form around the world in the 21st century. Since unveiling its restored Georgian premises at 15 Henrietta St, Dublin 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 considerably exceeding supply, a dedicated Training Centre - PipeCraft - has been established to deliver training in the very highly skilled craft of uilleann pipemaking. NPU’s commitment to tuition, both on a weekly basis at its premises and internationally, continues to grow, along with its public performance programme.

NPU also maintains a significant online presence. Source, our web-based piping and traditional music resource, makes available our accumulated training, tutorial and archive materials to lovers of Irish music around the world.

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.

Admission: €12/€8

Doors 9pm. Recital 9.30pm

Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

W: P:00353(0)1 8730093

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