Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 40, Page 3

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 40, Page 3
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Chairman, NPU
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Píobaire, An
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5~ 40th Tionól ~Friday May 25th 2007~ 7:00pm ~BOOK LAUNCH / CD LAUNCHPat Mitchell’s The Dance Music of Séamus EnnisEliot Grasso’s CD Up Against the Flatirons~ 9:00pm ~CONCERT OF YOUNG PIPERSTimmy Doyle, Niall Lyons, Eoin Ó Conghaile and Banba Fitzgerald(Followed by informal piping sessions until 1:00am)Saturday May 26th 2007~ 10:30am–12:30pm ~PIPING CLASSESSéamus Ó Rócháin, Tom Clarke, Kevin Rowsome and Néillidh MulliganREEDMAKING CLASSESMickey Dunne & Dave Hegarty~ 2:00pm ~ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING(Breandán Breathnach Archive)~ 4:00pm ~LECTURE“Paddy Conneely, a Galway piper” by Jimmy O’Brien Moran (Breandán Breathnach Archive)~ 8:00pm ~ACE & DEUCE OF PIPING CONCERTRonan Browne & Peadar O’Loughlin, Rosie Stewart, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh &Dermot Byrne, Robbie Hannan, Noel Hill and David Power. MC – Brian Vallely (Followed by informal piping sessions until 2:00am)(Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1)Sunday May 27th 2007~ 12:30pm ~LATE BREAKFAST & THE PIPERS’ CHAIRMC – Meaití Jó Shéamuis Ó Fatharta (Na Píobairí Uilleann)~ 4:00pm ~SESSION OF AIRS & SONGS(Michael Hughes’s, Chancery Street)4Gay, I would also like to congratulate him onbeing appointed CEO of Na Píobairí Uilleannfollowing the recent advertisement andrecruitment drive for this post. Gay had beenacting CEO since June of last year and he hasproven to be an outstanding and dynamic fig-ure in that role. I have no doubt he has muchmore to offer Na Píobairí Uilleann in theyears ahead and I know the board and themembers look forward to working with him,and wish him well in all his endeavours. Many of you will have heard by now that thegreat Co. Kildare piper Liam O’Flynn wasawarded the accolade of Traditional Musicianof the Year by TG4 at a televised concert inCork over the Easter weekend. Liam’s contri-bution to traditional music, and to uilleannpiping in particular, is legendary, and it iswonderful to see that his contribution hasbeen acknowledged in this way. Liam hascrafted his own very distinct and tasteful pip-ing style and tone which has had a majorimpact on pipers the world over for the pastforty years. His music has a draw and anappeal all of its own and, like many of thegreats before him, the more you listen to hisplaying the more you find in it. Finally, I was sorry to hear of the recent deathof Tom White, the Co. Wexford piper andpipe-maker. Tom and his friend and fellowWexford man Séamus Mac Mathúna werestaying in the same B&B as me during myfirst visit to Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in1977 and I have fond memories of Tom’skindness and good sense of humour. Ar dheisDé go raibh a anam uasal.Robbie HannanChairman– continued from page 3Material relating to R.L. O’Mealy hasbeen donated by Ken McLeod andWilbert Garvin. This includes pho-tographs, tools and documentation relating toO’Mealy’s pipe-making career. ThomasKannmacher has forwarded several record-ings of his own work for the Archive.Recordings of the band Kila, and a copy ofthe book Pat the Pipe Píobaire, have beendonated by Colm Ó Snodaigh, the book’sauthor. Tim Britton has donated copies of hisCDs and his piping tutor.We have purchased a set of the Seán Ó RiadaMemorial Lectures, published by UCC, andalso several further back-issues of Béal-oideas. We now lack issues June 1929, 1956,1965, 1967, 1968 and 1991 to complete ourset of this journal. Other purchases includedLiam de Noraidh’s Ceol ón Mumhain andEuropean Musical Instruments in LiverpoolMuseum.Bernard Waldrom, who recently donated theset of Joyce’s A Social History of AncientIreland, has also donated a print of theScottish union piper Billy Purvis.Na Píobairí Uilleann has reciprocal arrange-ments with several other piping and musicalbodies to exchange publications. Complete ornear-complete runs of many of these publica-tions are available to members in our library.Publications received include the following:Piping Today – Magazine of the National Piping Centre,Glasgow. Issue 26Chanter – Journal of the Bagpipe Society, Spring 2007The Pipers’ Review / Iris na bPíobairí – Magazine of theIrish Pipers’ Club, Seattle. Vol XXVI No 2,Spring 2007English Dance & Song – Magazine of the English FolkDance & Song Society, Spring 2007Sing Out! – Quarterly Journal of the Sing Out!Corporation, Vol. 51 no. 1, Spring 2007The Journal of Music in Ireland – Vol. 7 no. 2, Mar/Apr2007Ulster Folklife – The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum,Vol 51, 2005~ Donations & acquisitions ~
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