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 ...

David Power in Cork on June 1st

David Power in Cork on June 1st
David Power and Willie Kelly play at An Spailpin Fanach on June 1st. This will be a great night of music. Get your tickets online or on the door.

David Power is in town this weekend

Maestro piper David Power is in Cork this weekend starting tomorrow at the Inkwell Theatre in Minane Bridge. Still some tickets available here. There will be plenty of music on the night, the blurb from their site: Pipers Union – Masters of Tradition, support: Sconna David Power, Ciaran Somers and Donal Clancy is a tight-knit ...

Mná an Cheoil

Bí ag faireadh amach i gcomhair clár Mná an Cheoil an Domhnach seo chugainn ar TG4. Beidh píobairí ar an gclár seo le Mary Mitchell as Corcaigh ina measc. Next Sunday May 8th sees the lady pipers to the fore on TG4’s Mná an Cheoil (Women of the Music) on Ireland’s Irish language station, TG4 ...

Na Ceannabháin Bhána

We did this little ditty in Autumn term. Also known as Little Canavan’s. See The Session for more versions.