Tionól 2017

Cork Piper’s Club will hold our tionól this year on the weekend of May 20/21 in SMA Hall in Wilton. We cater for beginners with at least a years experience and improvers in 2 separate classes. Former teachers for us at Cork Piper’s Club, Diarmuid Moynihan and Ciaran Ryan will be teaching the classes on ...

Spring term classes

The next set of classes will start next week Thursday 26th at 8pm in SMA Hall in Wilton. We have beginner and improver classes as always. The term lasts 12 weeks and costs €100 for the full term.  Get in touch via our Contact page if you want to enquire about these classes or leave a comment ...

Last class for 2016

Tonight is the last of the current term of classes. Hope to see you all tonight but, if not, have a great Christmas break and keep up the practice!  New set of classes will begin in late January. Details will be posted here in the new year.  Nollaig shona! 

View Across the Valley

View Across the Valley
This is a lovely reel I learnt from a concertina player at our session in Glanmire. Cracking tune when I can keep up with her! We usually play The Coming of Spring after this but sets are not set in stone, no matter what people tell you. This is a very slightly different version to ...

Peter Byrne’s Fancy

We played this little ditty last week. I learnt this jig from a guitarist who had learnt it from the playing of Arty McGlynn. See below for the tune on Youtube from the great Arty himself. Notes adapted from the versions on The Session.

The Spike Island Lasses

We did this tune tonight in the improver’s class at Jim’s suggestion. Lovely 4 parter reel with a few tricky bits but worth persevering with. See different versions on The Session.

Autumn Classes 2016

We are starting our next set of uilleann pipe lessons this Thursday, September 29 at 8pm in the SMA Hall in Wilton. As usual, classes cost €100 for the 12 weeks with both beginners and improvers catered for.  We may have a number of club loan sets available so if you’re thinking of starting the ...

Pipers at Culture Night

Pipers at Culture Night
We were delighted to be part of the Culture Night in Cork again this year. The event seems to get bigger and more varied each year and the weather played no small part in the throngs of people around Cork on Friday. It was great to see the Culture Night buses passing with live music ...

Culture Night 2016

We are playing a few tunes today at 5pm as part of Culture Night. We’ll be outside the Cork City Council offices on Anglesea St for an hour so here’s hoping for good weather!  Plenty to see and do around Cork and beyond for this festival and celebration of all cultures and the arts. Hats off to ...

Cork Folk Festival 2016 – Céiliuradh Micheál O Riabhaigh 1

Cork Folk Festival 2016 - Céiliuradh Micheál O Riabhaigh
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the death of Micheál O Riabhaigh. Micheál revived the Cork Pipers Club in 1963 and taught many of the pipers in Cork now so it’s no exaggeration to suggest that he is responsible for many of the next generations learning also. Our annual concert in the Cork Folk ...