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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:26 pm 
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In celebration of our 10th tionol, the South Wales Uilleann Pipers are proud to welcome back to the Rhondda Valleys two long-time friends of the club, and past tionol guests, Mick O'Brien and Gay McKeon.

Piping at the Old Bridge
The 10th South Wales Tionol
September 6th/7th 2019
Pontypridd Museum, Pontypridd

With Special Guests
Mick O’Brien (uilleann pipes)
Gay McKeon (uilleann pipes)
Jason Rouse (tin whistle)
Fiddle (TBA)


Highlights include:

- Opening Concert Friday Night with Mick, Gay and other musicians
- Piping instruction all-day Saturday (beginner and improver levels)
- Fiddle instruction all-day Saturdaay (beginner and improver levels)
- Whistle instruction all-day Saturday (beginner and improver levels)
- Saturday afternoon Piper’s Chair piping recital
- Lunch provided Saturday alongside a demonstration of old 78rpm records of Patsy Touhey, Tom Ennis, Leo Rowsome, Liam Walsh and others played on antique wind-up gramophones
- Evening session on Friday in Pontypridd, and on Saturday in Ferndale (with special guests the Morlais Welsh Male Voice Choir)

The Tionol will be based in and around the Pontypridd Museum, a restored Baptist chapel dating from 1861. The chapel sits on the banks of River Taf at the foot of Pontypridd's 'Old Bridge' which, when first completed in 1756, was the longest single span bridge in Europe.

Mark the dates in your calendars. More information to follow soon. Also follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

By email contact rhonddapiper(at)gmail(dot)com
www.uilleann.wales

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The Old Bridge, Pontypridd

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2018 tionol with Mikie Smyth and Fionnan Mac Gabhann

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2016 tionol with Mick O'Brien and Emmett Gill

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2017 tionol with Martin Nolan and Dicky Deegan

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Opening Concert 2018 with Mikie Smyth

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Piper's Chair 2018

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Session at Clwb Y Bont, Pontypridd 2018

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:40 am 
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It looks like a grand time!
One of these days I hope to make it to that side of the pond.


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New poster for our tionol kick off concert on Friday 6 September in Pontypridd. Followed by a session. Classes are all day Saturday. More details to follow.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:18 am 
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Just an update on the tionol. We are happy to confirm that Jacqui Martin from Dublin will teach our fiddle class.

Some of you may know Jacqui, who regularly performs with Gay McKeon. Jacqui teaches every year at The Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo, Co.Leitrim. She has performed and taught at other various workshops, festivals and summer schools in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and the USA.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:56 am 
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The tionol is getting closer, so we thought it a good time to suggest possible accomodations options for people attending. There's a Wales/Ireland rugby match in Cardiff on Sept 7th so we advise people to book now as people attending the match might end up looking for rooms around Pontypridd if Cardiff hotels are sold out.

1) Blueberry Inn, Pontypridd - The inn is a small boutique hotel in the centre of Pontypridd, walking distance from the museum where the tionol will be held.

http://www.blueberryinn-pontypridd.co.uk/ (Some people last year got a good deal on rooms here via booking.com)

2) Premier Inn, Llantrisant - Discount hotel approximately 6 miles (20 minute drive) from Pontypridd. Very reasonable room prices.

https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels ... isant.html

3) Central Guest House - New B&B in Treforest, 1 mile from Pontypridd.

http://www.centralguesthouse.co.uk/

4) Heritage Park Hotel, Pontypridd - The hotel is about a 5 minute drive/taxi ride from the museum where the tionol will be held.

http://www.heritageparkhotel.co.uk/

There are also a small number of guest houses, B&Bs and AirBnB options within a couple of miles of Pontypridd which can be accessed via various online booking websites.

Please PM me if you have any questions.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:13 am 
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New poster for the Friday night opening concert at Pontypridd Museum

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:57 am 
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We have confirmed the venues for our sessions for the tionol.

On Friday evening, following the concert, we will be heading to The Llanover Arms, Llanover St, Pontypridd CF37 4PE. It's walking distance from the museum. We will be there from 10pm.

On Saturday night we will have a session at the Ferndale Hotel, Duffryn St, Ferndale CF43 4EL. We will start up sometime after 8pm.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:06 am 
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Nice article about next month's tionol and the South Wales Pipers in the new online edition of FolkWales

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:00 am 
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Hello pipers! If anyone will be driving from London to the tionol and don't mind giving a fellow piper a lift please PM me.

Thanks
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Final programme for the tionol!

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