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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Autumn 2009 Classes Starting 2

The Cork Pipers’ Club classes will recommence on September 24 at Wilton SMA Hall.  We will be registering at the same venue on September 21 from 7pm to 730pm.  If you can’t make that and would like to register, please leave a comment here or email me using the details on the Contact page.  Classes ...

Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford in An Crúibín

Kevin Crawford and Cillian Vallely played a cracking gig upstairs in An Crúibín back in the middle of June.  They were joined onstage by Paul Meehan on guitar, the latest guitarist in Lúnasa.  Kevin and Cillian were touring to launch their album ‘On Common Ground‘ from which they played a lot of sets on the ...