Cork Folk Fest – Piping Tionól

This year we are having our club Tionól during the Cork Folk Festival. See below for full details. Detail on our annual concert in the festival to follow. Tionól 2017 Saturday September 30th:  09:30 => 17:00 Sunday   October      01st:  10:00 => 13:00 at Wilton SMA Hall Directions: Opposite the main entrance 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 ...

Cork Folk Festival 2015

Cork Folk Festival 2015
The Cork Pipers Club annual concert as part of the Cork Folk Festival takes place this Saturday at 4pm upstairs at An Spailpin Fanach. Entry on the door is just €10. The stalwarts of our concerts are back in force with a first for one or two appearing at our show. Kieran Ryan, long time ...

Tionól and Cork Folk Festival Concert

Next weekend sees 2 events on the Cork Pipers’ Club calendar. Firstly, we are holding our club tionól on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th of October. Classes are taught by the magnificent Mick O’Brien and Stephen Scales who will also be playing at our concert in the Folk Festival. Dave Hegarty is back again this ...

Gremlins and Upcoming Events

Firstly, apologies to those who have subscribed to this site and got an email full of links about 2013 posts. I have been updating the site lately and was trying out some nice new WordPress tools but somehow managed to give a list of posts from last year. This time of year we are busy ...

Cork Folk Festival 2013 2

It’s that time of year again and we have our uilleann pipes concert as usual on the Saturday afternoon upstairs in the Spailpin Fanach. We’re on at 2pm this year which is earlier than usual. Entry in is €10. Dan O’Callaghan, Ciarán Ryan, Diarmuid Grainger and a young piper from the Dungarvan area named Shannon ...

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 ...

Cork Folk Festival Gig Photos

Another year down, another pipers’ concert at the Spailpin for the Cork Folk Festival.  But what a concert we had this year!  Some familiar faces graced the stage including Dan O’Callaghan, Diarmaid Moynihan with a welcome return from Tomás O Canainn who, for me, was the highlight of the show with his piping, singing, stories, ...

Pipers at the Cork Folk Festival 4

This weekend sees a belated return of the Cork Folk Festival.  This year’s festival is being held about a month later so it brings to two the number of great festivals Cork has in October. Cork Pipers’ Club concert is on tomorrow (October 3rd) upstairs in the Spailpin at 4pm.  There are a whole host ...

Cork Pipers Club at the Cork Folk Festival

The Cork Pipers Club are once again playing at this year’s Cork Folk Festival which is starting today and running until Sunday 5th October.  The pipers concert is on in the Spailpin Fanach on South Main Street at 4pm on Saturday.  This year we have Stephen Scales, Diarmuid Grainger and Dan O’Callaghan so there will ...