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The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert at Liberty Hall 2013

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert – A night of traditional Irish music, song and dance at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Sat Oct 5, 2013

A stellar line-up of musicians, singers and dancers from all over Ireland and beyond will grace this year’s Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert at Liberty Hall, the premier annual performance of traditional music in Ireland.

Internationally acclaimed Clare master Martin Hayes, former TG4 Traditional Musician of the year and multiple awards-winner, will deliver a solo performance of his richly distinctive and hugely popular fiddle playing.

The great piping ensembles of the last century will be evoked in a highly original manner when two former Young Musicians of the Year, outstanding uilleann pipers Conor and Seán McKeon, join their father Gay to form a powerful Dublin uilleann piping trio.

One of the great contemporary traditional artists, Connemara box player Colm Gannon, who has been lighting up the musical landscape in Ireland ever since he returned from his native Boston in the late 1990s, will also perform.

Dundalk flute player Nuala Kennedy whose imaginative style has been influenced by the music of her adapted homeland of Scotland features on the bill while TG4 Young Musician of the Year 2012 Caoimhín Ó Fearghail takes the chair for this year’s solo piping performance.

Another legend of the accordion, former Dé Dannan and Patrick St member Jackie Daly, is joined by fellow Cork man, fiddler Matt Cranitch along with guitarist Paul de Grae, a Dublin native now residing in Kerry.

This stunning line-up is completed by a performance by the Brooks Academy Set-Dancers. Founded in 1982 in Na Píobairí Uilleann in Dublin, Brooks Academy has helped revitalise the art of set dancing both at home and abroad.

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.

Tickets: €25/€20

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

W: P:00353(0)1 8730093

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