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.

Spring Classes 2016

The next set of classes will start on Thursday 21st January at Wilton SMA Hall. Beginners and improvers both kick off at 8pm and classes cost €100 for 12 weeks. Please let us know if you’re coming to classes this term in the comments below, on Facebook or on Twitter or by text. See details ...

A Musical Celebration for Pat Moynihan 1

A Musical Celebration for Pat Moynihan
On Saturday evening, there will be a night of music and celebration to remember the long time treasurer of Cork Pipers Club, Pat Moynihan. Pat was more than just a treasurer to the club, he helped keep the show on the road for many a year, never showed up without his accordion and was always ...

The Wheels of the World

Lovely jig taught at Autumn class this term.

The Dublin Reel

The Dublin Reel is another one of our recent tunes this Autumn. As usual, The Session has plenty of versions.

The Cat’s Meow

This 3 parter jig was taught recently in the Autumn classes. Tara Howley plays a lovely version of this on her debut album, Take 1, preceded by Helvic Head. This is an accomplished album by such a young piper and worth checking out. See other versions on The Session.