The first concert in the fourteenth series of 'Trad at the Trian' will feature Harry Bradley and Cathal O'Neill.
Harry Bradley was born in Belfast in 1974. He discovered Irish traditional flute music through popular recordings of it and through exposure to the folk music of rural Co. Down during childhood holidays there.
The vibrant 78 record heritage of the 1920s-30s America has had a huge influence on his personal playing style as have more contemporary exponents such as Seamus Tansey, Dessie Wilkinson, John Carty, Séamus Ennis and Paul O’Shaugnessy to name but a few. He moved to Galway in 1993 where he immersed himself in Irish music playing locally, nationally and internationally and recording for radio and TG4.
Cathal O'Neill comes from a dynasty of singers and musicians - he is a grandson of the great singer Sarah Anne O'Neill who only recently passed away. Sarah Anne's brother Geordie was one of the most highly regarded traditional singers of his day with a unique, distinctive style and a rich store of song inherited from earlier generations.
The traditions of Sarah Anne and Geordie Hanna lives on in their children and grandchildren already distinguishing themselves in the world of traditional music and song. Cathal is a fine representative of the new generation of O'Neill's and Hanna's.
If you want to purchase additional music books you can do so through the Crow Valley Music site.
Through our YouTube channel you can access recordings that we have made, or recordings by some of the Pipers Club past members. The channel is called Píobairí Ard Mhacha.
BRIAN AND EITHNE: TG4 2012 MUSICIAN'S AWARD
February 9th TG4's arts programme Imeall broadcast a special programme on the winners of this year's Gradam Ceoil. Brian and Eithne Vallely were featured in the programme and there is music galore.
In the picture: Caoimhín Ó Fearghail, Nell Ní Chronín, Brian & Eithne Vallely, Brian Rooney & Danny Meehan
Read more about Brian and Eithne and the Gradam Ceoil here.
ARMAGH PIPERS CLUB ANNUAL CONCERT & BOOK LAUNCH GREAT SUCCESS
To celebrate their 45th Anniversary 1966 - 2011 the Armagh Pipers Club published a hard back book documenting the history of the club from its small beginnings in the 1960’s to the present day with 250 pupils and a worldwide reputation for musical excellence.
Read the full article here.
Have a look at the picture gallery here.
YOUTHNET RECORDING PROJECT
In 2010 our development officer Grainne Crothers secured funding from Youthnet for a group from the club to work on a recording project aimed at creating their own CD. This culminated in a full day’s recording at the Southern Regional College Armagh Campus on Friday 22nd October 2010. Read the full article.
18th WKPF IMAGE GALLERY
Again, a brilliant festival with music of the highest level and a right buzz throughout Armagh. Have a look at images of the 18th William Kennedy Piping Festival in this year's gallery.