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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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