Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 42, Page 8

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 42, Page 8
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15week. Past musicians have included LiamO’Connor (fiddle), Joe Burke (accordion),Mary Bergin (whistle), Laoise Kelly (harp)and John Carty (fiddle). This year it was theturn of Co. Meath-based flute playerCatherine McEvoy, and part of her duties forthe week included visiting the various classes.In addition to playing some music for us inthe Roscommon flute style for which she isrenowned, Catherine also spoke to the classabout how she came to play the flute inBirmingham – where she was born – and ofthe various musicians who have influencedher along the way. Another feature of Scoil Acla is the Aeríocht– an outdoor concert held on Saturday after-noon where each class performs a few of thetunes learnt during the week with their tutor.The piping classes were represented by BanbaNic Ghearailt, Pádraic Keane, Peadar Gilesand tutor Tommy Keane. The Dooagh PipeBand from Achill also performed at theAeríocht. Scoil Acla 2008 will run from 28thof July to 2nd of August. Further details from www.scoilacla.com.Tommy KeaneAbove: Fledgling piper Peadar Giles from Clarenbridge, Co. Galway gets to grips with a full set of pipes made by LeoRowsome in 1950 for his grandfather, the late Tommy McCarthy of Co. Clare and London.Facing page, top: Back to front & left to right: Eoin Ó Conghaile, Tommy Keane, Robbie Hannan, Conall ÓFlathartha, Peadar Giles and Banba Nic Ghearailt. Facing page, bottom: John Butler, Marion McCarthy and Pádraic Keane.Tommy Keane14Maureen McGrattanTommy Keane
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