Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 46, Page 9

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 46, Page 9
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9It really was a case of Easter Snow as thebeautiful snow covered Fürsteneck Castleset in the hills of the Rhön was the settingfor the DUPG’s 50th Tionól last Easter, andwho better to celebrate the event with thantwo of Ireland’s finest and female exponentsof traditional music – Máire Ní Ghráda andMaeve Donnelly. Máire tutored the advancedpipes group while Maeve shared her tech-nique and talent with the fiddlers.The castle was indeed ringing with the strainsof reels and jigs throughout the weekend aslovers of music gathered from far and wide toplay, learn and make new friends. On thisoccasion they came from as far as Rome, butunfortunately regulars such asJackie Small and MargaretMcMahon were unable toattend. We hope to see themback next year!The DUPG, founded in 1989was proud to offer not onlyclasses with Máire andMaeve, but also beginnerspipes with Johannes Schief-ner, reed making withAndreas Rogge, concertinawith Claus Kesseler, guitarwith Eckhart Topp and Irishstep dancing with SiobhánKennedy.Máire and Maeve, togetherwith Jens Kommnick on gui-tar, gave a wonderful recitalon the final evening of thegathering which had the audi-ence on their feet shouting formore, and they weren’t disap-pointed. Then, as on previous nights, it wastunes tunes tunes until the wee hours of themorning…The club is now looking forward to its 51stTionól which will take place from May 22nd– 25th in Proitze Mühle, an old water mill setin the heart of the countryside. On this occa-sion Cillian Vallely and Kevin Crawford arethe invited guests – we hope the boys can fillthe very big shoes left by Máire and Maeve!Please feel free to visit our website onwww.dupg.deSiobhán KennedyFront left to right:

: Ekhart Topp, Máire Ní Ghráda (Ireland), AndreasRogge, Francesco Brazzo (Italy), Philipp Gerhardt, Hartmut Mayer, FritzHofmeister, Eckhart Mansfeld, Walter Lelle

Back row left to right:

 : Jens Kommnick, Johannes Schiefner, MaeveDonnelly (Ireland), Frank Weber, Heike Horstmann, Richard Weidinger,Bernd Klippert, Andreas Coerdt, Sigrid Taeschner, Michael Weyhe, TanjaWeyhe, Pádraig Logan (Ireland), Monika Schmettow, Christian Tietje,Barbara Hintermeier, Anna Coerdt~ German Uilleann Pipes Soc. ~Siobhán Kennedy
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