Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
31st July - 4th August 2017

Talks, Workshops, Lectures & Demonstrations

Talks, Workshops, Lectures & Demonstrations

'R.L O'Mealy - Belfast's Virtuoso Uilleann Piper' - Hosted by Robbie Hannon

'R.L O'Mealy - Belfast's Virtuoso Uilleann Piper' - Hosted by Robbie Hannon

5.00

Talk & Demonstration 

Belfast’s Virtuoso Uilleann Piper, Pipe Maker, Teacher and Broadcaster of the early 20th Century. A discussion and demonstration of his music hosted by Robbie Hannan with Belfast uilleann pipers Neil Martin, John McSherry, and Harry Bradley

Date: Tuesday 1st August
Time: 2.30pm
Location: Ulster University, York Street
 

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Robbie Hannan was born in Belfast and raised in Holywood, Co. Down. He began to take an interest in Irish traditional music as a result of listening to his parents' record collection. Hearing the recordings of Paddy Maloney with the The Chieftains and Liam O'Flynn with Planxty, he decided to take up the pipes in 1977. Influenced by the piping of Séamus Ennis, Willie Clancy and Tommy Reck, he has also adapted some of the repertoire of the Donegal fiddle playing tradition to the pipes. Robbie has made numerous recordings including a duet recording with fiddle player Paddy Glackin (for Gael-linn) and has taught the advanced piping class at the Willie Clancy Summer School in Co. Clare and at Scoil Acla in Co. Mayo for several years. Robbie studied Celtic languages and literature and Law at Queen's University, Belfast and is currently Curator of Musicology at The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.