Autumn Classes 2017

The next set of uilleann pipe classes will begin on Thursday Sep 28th at 8pm in SMA Hall in Wilton. We cater for beginners and improvers in 2 separate classes. Each term is 12 weeks long and costs €100. Please let us know if you are joining us this term, especially those who currently have ...

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 ...

Culture Night 2016

We are playing a few tunes today at 5pm as part of Culture Night. We’ll be outside the Cork City Council offices on Anglesea St for an hour so here’s hoping for good weather!  Plenty to see and do around Cork and beyond for this festival and celebration of all cultures and the arts. Hats off to ...

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.

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 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.

Blarney Pilgrim

Blarney Pilgrim
First tune taught at the improvers class this Autumn was Blarney Pilgrim. Check out other settings on TheSession.org. I’m just testing out the best way to post this information on our site so let me know if something isn’t working on your end. Try some crans at the start of the tune to mix things ...

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 ...