Do you play or are you interested in learning the uilleann pipes? Come to this casual meeting where we'll play tunes, undertake pipe maintenance and discuss all things pipes and pipers. The GNIPC is a piping club located in Minnesota dedicated to the national instrument of Ireland, the uilleann pipes. This meeting will take place...
This fall, join Dáithí Sproule in exploring the rich repertoire of Eddie Butcher (May 8, 1900 – September 8, 1980) whose singing is considered by many to exemplify the sound of the north Derry tradition. A prolific collector of hundreds of traditional songs, classical ballads, and song fragments (many of which he had learned from his father and his wife's family), Butcher influenced such Irish powerhouses as Andy Irvine, Paul Brady, Frank Harte, Len Graham, and Joe Holmes. Don't miss your chance to learn some of the gorgeous songs from his collection!
Poetry has always been one of the glories of Irish culture. In this class Dáithí Sproule will share a selection of Irish language poetry in English translation, choosing examples from as early as the 6th century up to the present day and filling in the historical and literary background. Dáithí looks forward to students bringing their own particular interests and loves to the conversation.
Support the next generation of musicians in our community and invite all of your family and friends!