Patrick Cannady, a musician with 20 years’ experience playing Irish traditional music on tin whistle and the uilleann pipes, offers lessons to children and adults ages 10 and up.
Whistle students will learn:
· How to play by ear
· Folklore, history, and characters associated with traditional music
· Solo and group playing
· Important elements of traditional music style
· How to distinguish tune types and their characteristics
The whistle is also a natural stepping stone to the uilleann pipes, as it allows students to get acquainted with Irish traditional music before attempting to play the uilleann pipes.
1-2 years minimum time on the whistle is strongly recommended prior to taking up the uilleann pipes.
What are Uilleann Pipes?
The uilleann pipes are a member of the bagpipes family of instruments. Uilleann pipes are quiet enough for indoor use and have the ability to play a full two-octave scale. They play well with others, too, especially the fiddle and flute.
Contact Patrick for more information on how to get started!
Píobarí, an uilleann piping presentation hosted by Pat Cannady, his tin whistle and piping students and musical colleagues, continues this summer and fall in the Fifth Province Pub. Come and sample the Pub Menu and enjoy music on selected afternoons from 6pm to 7:30pm.
Watch this space as we share the dates going into 2017!