Session Thurs 21st Feb

Just a quick note to let you know that we have a session tonight in the Quayside Bar which is on Victoria Rd. from about 9.30pm. Classes will be held as usual beforehand. All musicians welcome!

Cuireadh chun ceoil i gCorcaigh anocht

Listen out to Raidio na Gaeltachta tonight from 7-9pm or get along to Rochestown Park Hotel where there will be piping and harp playing den scoth. Some details on the RTE site and on Peadar O Riada’s own site. Bigi leo! Dála an scéil, tá siad ar Facebook anseo.

Spring Term 2013

Spring term kicks off this Thursday, 17th January at 8pm in SMA Hall in Wilton as usual. Looking forward to seeing you back again. Classes cost €100 for the 12 week term. We’re hoping to get back to regular sessions again this year, most likely at the end of each month in a city centre ...

Kilkenny Tionól this Weekend

News from our Cork-based Kilkenny member about a tionól in Kilkenny this weekend… The annual piping tionol in Kilkenny is on this weekend, 2nd-4th November. Piping classes are on all day Saturday and half day on Sunday. Tutors are Nollaig McCarthy and Tommy Keane with sessions on Friday and Saturday nights. There are also beginners ...

High Kings of Laois

High Kings of Laois
The High Kings of Laois was taught at the beginner class on Oct 18 2012. I always though it was a march but this discussion on The Session seems to suggest it’s a slow jig. We regularly play this tune at club sessions. Notes Format 1 Part 1: AF AD / AF AD / BG ...

Hag at the Churn

Hag at the Churn
Tune taught at beginner class on Oct 11 2012. Audio to follow… Notes Format 1 Part 1: AG ADD / AG AD’C / AG ADD / EFG EFG (X2) Part 2: AD’B CB / AD’D’ E’F’G’ / AD’B CG / EEE GED AD’B CB / AD’D’ E’F’G’ / F’G’E’ D’BA / GEF GED Format 2 ...

Fig for a Kiss

Fig for a Kiss
Tune taught at the beginner class on Oct 4 2012. Also taught at the improvers class in Autumn 2015. A quick note on formats used, first format uses all capital and any note with a dash is in the second octave. The second format can be read by software to create sheet music and has ...

International Uilleann Piping Day at the Cork Music Library

Cork Pipers’ Club partook in the International Uilleann Piping Day last Saturday with a recital in Cork City Library. It was an informal affair with the audience chatting with Dan O’Callaghan, John Murphy, Kevin Moore and myself, Donal O Caoimh. Thank you to the audience member who obliged and took some photos for us while ...

International Uilleann Piping Day

Cork Pipers’ Club are holding a free recital in the Rory Gallagher Music Library in the Cork City Library from 3-4pm Saturday 20th October as part of the International Uilleann Piping Day events worldwide. Dan O Callaghan and others will play and chat about the uilleann pipes in an informal setting and will be happy ...

Cork Folk Festival Concert 2012 1

Another Folk Festival, another concert.  We were delighted to take part in the Cork Folk Festival for another year with our usual slot in the Spailpin Fanach on the Saturday afternoon.  This year, the emphasis was on young pipers with the eldest piper only in his early 20’s. Sarah Murphy kicked off proceedings with a ...