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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 3rd September  2013

Wexford piper Mark Redmond is no stranger to the spotlight.  Having performed for Queen Elizabeth II of England on her visit in 2012, as well as President Mary McAleese, President Michael Higgins, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Mayor of Beijing, Westlife and Declan O’Rourke to name a few, Mark is regularly in demand as a solo piper and an orchestral soloist. Mark has performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Ireland, the Irish Harp Orchestra as well as the Savannah Philharmonic in Georgia, USA.

From Gorey, Mark was taught by the great piper Tommy Kearney, as well as travelling to Na Píobairí Uilleann for lessons, where he has since taught for a number of years himself. Mark also teaches at the Willie Clancy festival and many others around the country.

Session with the Pipers will also be showcasing the talents of two fiddlers, Pearl and Paul O’Shaughnessy. Originally from Paisley, a town near Glasgow in Scotland, Pearl inherited a great love of the Donegal style of fiddle music from her father, Jim McBride. On returning to Ireland she became a regular at the Church Street club where she became very familiar with John Egan’s particular style of Sligo music.  Pearl played for many years with the Brophy Brothers Céilí Band who were from Crumlin, and later she was a founding member of the all woman group Macalla.

Paul began the fiddle at seven years of age with his mother, Pearl and other teachers in the Dublin area.  He met and played with the likes of John Egan and other older musicians who were living in Dublin at that time and alter became very interested in the Donegal style.  Paul has recorded, toured and played in many parts of Europe, North America and Japan.

Dublin Folk singer Daoiri  Farrell will be performing his versatile repertoire of Irish traditional songs, humour ballads, songs of exile, popular contemporary songs and much more. Daoirí is also a bouzouki, guitar and banjo player and a graduate of the Ceoltoir, Higher National Diploma in Traditional Music Performance course in BCFE, and is currently studying for his B.A. (Hons) in Applied Music in DKIT. His influences are Andy Irvine, Christy Moore & Frank Harte.

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

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

W: P:00353(0)1 8730093

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