CORK FOLK FESTIVAL 2018
Cork Pipers’ Club Concert
Date & Time: Sunday October 7th, 15:00 to 17:30
Venue: The Roundy House (upstairs)
Performers (In surname sequence) :
Robert hails from the Firies / Farranfore area to the north of Killarney and from the age of six, under the tuition of Pádraig Buckley, learned whistle & flute, later moving on to uilleann pipes. In more recent time he tutors at the Killarney School of Music.
Shane learned to play the uilleann pipes in the late 1990s, initially from Jimmy Morrisson at Fermoy Comhaltas & subsequently from Mary Mitchell. More recently, Shane has taught piping classes at Cork Pipers’ Club and at Ballincollig Comhaltas branch.
Rosaleen O’Leary and Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby
Both of these performers were pupils – from a very young age – of the great Micheál Ó Ríabhaigh and learned their whistle and piping skills under his tuition in the early 1970s. By now they both have probably lost count of the number of pupils to whom they have each been passing on their musical know-how since the 1990s.
Thanks to songwriter John Spillane, Brendan will forever be associated with “Magic Nights in the Lobby Bar”, a song in which his virtuoso piping skills are celebrated. Since the late 1990s Brendan has also been a pipe-maker. (Indeed, several past members of the Cork Pipers’ Club are playing sets made by him.) Brendan has lived since 2000-ish in the south of France but returned about 2 years ago and now lives near Bantry. As well uilleann piping, he also plays flute, whistle and, in more recent years, the old-style harp.