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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Culture Night 2015

Culture Night 2015
We were delighted to be invited by Cork City Council to play at this year’s Culture Night in Cork. We ended up playing at the Cork Bus Station which was a first for all involved. It was a lovely experience with good interaction with people waiting for their bus but the highlight of the evening ...

International Uilleann Piping Day 2013

International Uilleann Piping Day 2013
A few of us will be playing tomorrow (Sat 19th Oct) in Cork City Music Library at 3pm as part of the International Uilleann Piping Day. As usual, it will be an informal setting so come along and request tunes or ask us questions. If you are not a member of the music library in ...

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 ...