Jarlath Henderson, Cúig, Niall Hanna,
Rioghnach Connolly & more
Tickets £25 inc pre-concert reception.
Drinks reception 6.30 - 7.30. Concert starts at 8pm.
This is not a BYOB event - Strictly No alcohol at the concert
In the 2018 BBC Radio Folk Awards, Armagh Pipers Club, the traditional music teaching charity founded in 1966, received the prestigious ‘Good Tradition’ award. This recognised the work of the Club over five decades, during which it has trained thousands of musicians and nurtured some of the brightest and best in today’s folk music scene. At present the volunteer-led Club has almost 200 students attending up to 50 classes per week, delivered by 30 tutors of professional standard. It organises the longest-running international festival of pipe-based music, the William Kennedy Piping Festival, now in its 25th year.
The Piper’s Club is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a benefit concert in the Duncairn Arts Centre, fixed for Saturday 19 January 2019. Several distinguished past pupils of the club have volunteered their services, including Jarlath Henderson, uilleann piper, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist; the brilliant young group Cúig; award-winning vocalist Niall Hanna, and the world-renowned vocalist and instrumentalist Ríoghnach Connolly. There will also be a superb group of musicians from the Club including current and past tutors, led by harpers Eilis Lavelle and Emer Mallon, along with sister and brother Méabh and Tiarnán Smyth.
Tickets can be ordered from the Duncairn (www.theduncairn.com), at £25 including a pre-concert reception. Armagh Pipers Club hopes that fans of traditional music will support this special event, knowing that every pound raised will go towards securing the future of one of Ireland’s longest-established music teaching centres.