Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 41, Page 20

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 41, Page 20
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Píobaire, An
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20~ Report from New Zealand ~New Zealand AutumnTionolThis year, the New Zealand pipers heldtheir tionól between the 21st and 25thof March to take advantage of the moresettled weather of early autumn. The warmthof early autumn also provides a pleasantopportunity for our guest piper to enjoy ourfamous outdoor experiences. Previous guestpipers have taken advantage of our skydiving,bungy jumping, sailing and cave rafting expe-riences. This year proved no exception. Ourguest piper, David Power, arrived in NewZealand ready to tackle our famous rainbowtrout. David spent a couple of days in andaround our Taupo/Tongariro fishery on thevolcanic plateau, where the average-sizedrainbow weighs in at about three kilos. Davidtried his luck again in the upper reaches of theOtaki River – just upstream of RiversleaLodge, the location of our tionól.The tionól was an intimate opportunity forpipers from around Australasia to gather andto re-kindle acquaintances and share tunes.Once again, a master piper graced our tionóland our national concert series.We are all looking forward to next year’stionól to be held in Otaki in late March 2008.Any pipers interested in joining us, may getfurther details by contacting AssociationSecretary, Robin Whalley on snoook@xtra.co.nzRobin WhalleyLeft to right: Jane Candy, Matt Duncan, Kirby Macleod, Murray Jackson, Winton Moore, David Power, Simon Guppy, Barry French, Greg Waite, Robin Whalley, Peter Egli, Charlie O’Hara-Smith.Barry French
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