Piping Workshop , Sat 11.30am Howth Sea Angling Club, West Pier.
A Musical Voyage with Ireland's Eye Ferries, West Pier. Sat & Sun 3pm,
Leo Rickard is an experienced piper from the fishing community of Howth, County Dublin. His uncle Jimmy Rickard played the uilleann pipes before him and his brother Dave is a highly regarded war piper. Leo is part of the great Claddagh tradition of piping by such masters as Leo Rowsome, Dan O'Dowd and many more - players who were not afraid to perform without the safety net of accompanying musicians.
The workshop will be in two parts:
For the un-initiated there will be a demonstration of how the instrument works, sounds and a question and answer session on the history of the instrument and the status of piping in Ireland today. There will be a practice set of Uilleann pipes available for anyone who wishes to try out the pipes.
There will be tuition available for existing pipers who are in the learning stage, with tips on finger technique, and ornamentation and the various do’s and don’ts. Pipers should get in touch (so we will have an idea of numbers) by emailing email@example.com or use the contact form on the website.
Saturday 11.30am: Uilleann Pipe Workshop run in conjunction with Howth Peninsula Heritage Society. Members FREE, non-members €5 at the door (cash only).
Saturday 3pm: Ireland's Eye - the Voyage: A Musical Voyage around Irelands Eye with Leo Rickard and Ireland's Eye Ferries.
Sunday 3pm: Ireland's Eye - the Voyage: A Musical Voyage around Irelands Eye with Leo Rickard and Ireland's Eye Ferries.