I encourage people to go down to the Ottawa Folklore Center on Saturday 20 October and hear the uilleann pipes. If you are curious about this complex and enchanting Irish instrument, this is your chance to listen and ask questions. You can even try playing them!
April Hurst, Margot McCann and Tim Robinson will be playing an hour long session at the Ottawa Folklore Center, 1111 Bank St., Saturday Oct 20, 1-2 pm. They will be playing on the sales floor of the main level, talking to people and promoting the instrument and its music.
Na Píobairí Uilleann will again be holding a co-ordinated International Uilleann Piping Day on Saturday, October 20, 2012 to raise awareness of the instrument around the world. The first such event last year saw events in 20 locations world-wide and we are hoping on build on that in 2012.
The idea behind the day is that individuals or groups of pipers in locations around the globe organise a small event such as a recital or workshop in a local public venue and it would be great to see events in as many countries and locations as possible.
International Uilleann Piping Day gives the performers the opportunity to raise awareness of the uilleann pipes and activities in their locality and is also a great excuse to have an enjoyable musical gathering.
(Thanks to Tim for the article)