Solo Irish Uilleann Piper

Solo Irish Uilleann Piper In London

Solo Irish Uilleann Piper

Solo Irish Uilleann Piper

Michael hails an area steeped in music in the south west of Ireland. He started playing music from the age of seven, and took up the uilleann pipes at the age of eight.

He spent his teens playing in various traditional Irish music groups, winning national titles and providing music for Irish dancing shows, weddings, funerals and functions.

Throughout university he led regular pub sessions in Cork and later in Manchester.

From 2015 to 2016 Michael was a member of Cork folk band “The Thirsty Scholars”, gigging in Cork and recently providing the soundtrack for “Rabhelóid Chorcaí”, a documentary in Irish about the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Rolling Wave, The Hag at the Churn (jigs)

Scottish Tunes

Cath Cheim an Fhia (The Battle of Keimaneigh) (slow air)

The 1798 March (slow air)

The Man of the House

Repertoire (sample):

Classical:
Pachelbel’s cannon in D
The arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Vivaldi’s spring
O’Carolan’s concerto (and many other O’Carolan pieces)

Slow airs:
The lonesome boatman
The 1798
The banks of the Sullane
An buachaill caol dubh
Cath Céim an Fiadh

“A wide selection of jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes, waltzes, slides, from Ireland, Scotland, France and Newfoundland, along with other traditional and modern pieces.”

MFL257

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