Monday, 24 December 2012

Chris Lanagan Weekend, Toronto - 18-20 January 2013

The weekend is dedicated to the memory of Chris Langan and his tireless promotion of the traditional arts of Ireland. As such, classes are offered in all manner of instruments, including uilleann pipes, fiddle, tin whistle and flute.

This year the guests and instructors include:

Maeve Donnelly, Fiddle
Cillian Vallely, Pipes
Peter Maguire, Flute
Pat O'Gorman

Chris Langan (1915-93) was an inspiration to a generation of younger Canadian musicians. Arriving in Canada in the mid-1950s, he brought with him rich connections to Irish music and language. An accomplished piper, in Ireland he was pipe-major of a well-known band based in Rush, Co. Dublin. As a teenager he was a competition step dancer and later he learned both whistle and uilleann pipes. One of his teachers was the now legendary Irish piper and pipe maker Leo Rowsome.

More details can be found at the event webpage

ps - be prepared for great classes, concert, and non-stop sessions going late into the night!

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