Thursday, November 25, 2010

Blowing the Uilleann Pipe -- a 1st Lesson

Irish Uilleann pipes player Darrach MacMathúna

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Paddy Keenan, John Walsh performing at Hotel Weatherford

"Irish musicians Paddy Keenan and John Walsh will perform in Flagstaff Thursday at the Zane Grey Ballroom in the Hotel Weatherford. The doors will open at 7 p.m.
Keenan was born in Ireland into a musical family; both his father and grandfather were uilleann pipers. Keenan himself took up the pipes at the age of 10, playing his first major concert at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin when he was 14 years old.
He later played with the rest of his family in a group called The Pavees and then with The Bothy Band. The Bothy Band merged a driving rhythm section with traditional Irish tunes.
Tickets to Thursday's show are $20 in advance ($2 discount to students, seniors and members of FFOTM and NACHS); all tickets are $22 at the door. Tickets are available at Cedar Music or by calling 600-1365."