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In the presence of the director Deaglán O Mocháin

Na Píobairí Uilleann

  • Tuesday 15 May 2018
  • 7.30pm, reservation recommended, in Irish (English subtitles), 51mins
  • admission free

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On the point of dying out in the 1960s, the uilleann pipes are now a vibrant part of the music scene in Ireland and internationally, played by an estimated six thousand musicians worldwide. This documentary tells the story of the first piping tionól held in April 1968 in County Meath – a first-hand account of what happened on the day this uniquely Irish instrument was brought back from the point of extinction. Featuring interviews and performances from Liam O’Flynn, Paddy Moloney, Sean Óg Potts, Seán Potts senior, Peter Browne, Gay McKeon, Pat Mitchell, Maitiú Ó Casaide, Néillidh Mulligan and Brian Vallely, this film is also augmented by archive recordings from the 1968 tionól itself.

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