Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 40, Page 8

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 40, Page 8
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Chairman, NPU
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Píobaire, An
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4
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15him for his kindness and patience at the main-tenance and reed-making class. It is very reas-suring for organisers, if there are any prob-lems, to know that help is at hand. Judging by the comments of musicians andfollowers of traditional music, our music isevolving for the better. There is more open-ness and generosity with musicians willing toshare their tunes, time, skills and experiences.It is very heartening to see skilled playersadvising, encouraging and praising the effortsof the new generation.The music and instru-ments are only on loanto us, to treasure, enjoyand pass on our her-itage. Thanks to ourtutors, pupils and sup-porters for their kind-ness and patience.I wish to thank every-one, without exception,who attended this year’stionól, or in the past fortheir loyalty and sup-port. Thanks also to JimBrennan and all the staff at the ClubHouse Hotel for their hospitalityand efficient service. A very specialthanks to Gay Mc Keon, TerryMoylan and Na Píobairí Uilleannfor their very generous granttowards Tionól Tommy Kearney.Their contribution and encourage-ment made it a resounding success.We are looking forward to seeingyou all at TTK 2007.Piping ClassA piping class will be held in theClub House Hotel, Kilkenny, on thefourth Saturday of every month,from 2pm to 6pm. The format willbe lessons on the pipes (all grades)from 2pm to 5pm, followed by aninformal session. The class is sponsored byNa Píobairí Uilleann and we are greatlyindebted for their help. We hope to cater forall pipers from the South-east, but all are wel-come. The first class was held last May andthe tutor was John Murphy. For further infor-mation on these classes contact John Tuohy at056-7762970.John Tuohy“When would you like to start”Tommy Kearney, John Tuohy Snr, and Thomas Tuohy14Tionól Tommy Kearney was held in theClub House Hotel, Kilkenny, on the3rd, 4th and 5th of November 2006. Itwas a resounding success and I sincerely hopethat everyone who attended enjoyed them-selves. We were thrilled to hear TommyKearney playing better than ever after some‘running repairs’ on his pipes. Tommy’s lega-cy to piping in the South-east will never besurpassed. A special word of thanks to all oursupporters who travelled from far and near. Itwas wonderful to renew old acquaintancesand to make new friends. The youngestattendee was seven months old and the oldest,Heinz Braun, is 96 years, and lamenting thathis bellows is not working properly.We had a very good session on Friday nightwith some very young pipers displaying theirart with skill and enthusiasm. On Saturdaynight we had a whale of a session led by MickO’Brien, Nollaig MacCárthaigh, JohnMurphy and many more too numerous tomention. What made the session such a suc-cess was the variety of instruments and thebrilliance of the playing. All tastes in tradi-tional music were catered for. We were shorton singers this year but what we heard wasexcellent – is binn beagán! Hopefully thatwill be sorted out for our next tionól – morevariety.Bill Haneman was most welcome to his firstTionól Tommy Kearney and we wish to thank~ Report from Kilkenny ~“The usual suspects”(L to R) Bill Haneman, John Tuohy Jnr & Snr, Thomas Tuohy, David TuohyHeinz Braun, John Dunne, Mick O’Brien, Tommy Kearney
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40
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8
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2007-04-01T00:00:00
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Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 40

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