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

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 41, Page 4
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on in previous years. For example, were theyin a class that suited their ability? What long-term benefits were achieved from attendingthe class? What would they do differently thistime as a result of their experiences in the pastwhich would make them better players?Advanced players should ask themselves arethey at a stage in their development wherebyattending a class will make them betterpipers? There does come a point when youhave all the necessary technique and the bestway to make further progress is to listen to theplayers you admire most and forge your ownstyle from your accumulated musical experi-ence and your own personal creativity.Instead of attending a standard piping class,perhaps more benefit would be accrued fromattending a slow air class or a listening class.The lunchtime recitals at Scoil SamhraidhWillie Clancy and the piping recital give anexcellent opportunity to hear a number of top-rate players. The importance of listening togood piping cannot be underestimated foranyone who is serious about mastering thepipes and these events offer the added bonusof witnessing a live performance, which canbe an added source of inspiration. With a bitof luck you may even stumble across one ofyour favourite players in a quiet session.With an event like Scoil Samhraidh WillieClancy, it is well worth attending as many ofthe recitals and lectures as you can. The per-formances of other instrumentalists andsingers will add to your overall appreciationof traditional music and may indeed have amore direct impact on your playing. Finally, I would like to pass on my apprecia-tion to outgoing board members HarryBradley, Gerry Lyons, Gay McKeon and PatMitchell for their input to the board over anumber of years and I would like to welcome,Tommy Keane, Seán Potts senior, Seán ÓgPotts and Johannes Schiefner to the board ofNa Píobairí Uilleann having been elected atthe AGM in May. It will be a pleasure to workalongside such enlightened people whosecommitment and talents will further the workof the organisation. Robbie Hannan4– continued from page 3Member Toss Quinn of Athy, Co.Kildare, has donated a concert pitchchanter for use in our pipes-on-loanscheme. We have made recent purchases of newly-published works in the field of general IrishStudies, including two works by Northernfolklorist Henry Glassie, and the newEnglish-language edition of Lillis Ó Laoire’sAr Chreag i Lár na Farraige.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:Chanter – Journal of the Bagpipe Society, Summer 2007Utriculus – Magazine of the Associazione Culturale“Circolo Della Zampogna”, Anno X, Numero 39,Jul/Sep 2006Sing Out! – Quarterly Journal of the Sing Out! Corpora-tion, Vol. 51 no. 2, Summer 2007The Journal of Music in Ireland – Vol. 7 no. 3, May/Jun2007English Dance & Song – Magazine of the English FolkDance & Song Society, Summer 2007~ Donations & acquisitions ~
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