Breaking Trad are playing St John’s Theatre in Listowel.

SUNDAY 2ND Seán Ó Sé Belturbet Civic Centre, Cavan 8pm €10 086-8173153 Veteran west Cork singer Seán Ó Sé pays a visit to Belturbet for this year’s (...)

Developer Pat Wigglesworth and conservationist Ian Lumley  at 3 Henrietta Street in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

I never thought I would live to see the day when we would be able to herald the arrival of a renaissance for Henrietta Street, in Dublin 1. But with t(...)

Tim Dennehy

Tuesday 5th Cormac Cannon, Deirdre Hurley, Breda Keville, Seán Ó Bróin The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin 9pm €13/€9 pipers.ie Piper Cormac Cannon(...)

Liam O’Flynn: the uilleann pipes were at his core, and he inhabited them like nobody before him ever had. Photograph: David Sleator

Traditional music lost one of its finest exponents with the passing of Liam O’Flynn. He was, without question, the most significant figure in uilleann(...)

Johnny Doran: master uilleann piper

Seventy years ago this week, during the windy night of January 30th, 1948, a wall collapsed onto a man who had been tying his shoelaces at Dublin’s Ba(...)

 Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Danny Boy heard the pipes calling, from glen to glen and down the mountain side, they were of course war pipes: not to be confused with the uille(...)

Alexander Suárez Méndez teaching a piping class

The uilleann pipes inspire extreme reactions in listeners. Some, already resistant to piping from their experience of the much louder bagpipes, opt(...)

Gay McKeon of Na Píobairí Uilleann: bringing piping skills to Cuba. Photograph: Dave Meehan
Piping hot on a Caribbean island
  • Music
  • April 22, 2014, 02:00

On May 1st traditional Irish musicians, headed by singer Damien Dempsey, will host a fund raising event to finance a young Cuban uilleann piper(...)

Seán Potts, whose whistle playing with The Chieftains and Ceoltóirí Chualann elevated the instrument to a higher plain, died on February 11th a(...)

The Chieftains in September 1975. Sean Potts, Sean Keane, Michael Tubridy, Martin Fay, Paddy Moloney, Peadar Mercier and, seated in front, Derek Bell. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The family of whistle player and founding member of The Chieftains Seán Potts paid tribute at his funeral to a passionate advocate of Irish culture(...)