Macha - Music and Myth
Come to Navan Fort on Friday 6th or Saturday 7th September for the launch of a unique musical and dramatic celebration of the myths and mysteries of Eamhain Macha, the ancient seat of the rulers of Ulster. Composer Niall Vallely, Armagh Rhymers and the Armagh Pipers Club have been commissioned by Tourism NI, through the Arts Council, to create this work, one of four experimental #embracetheplace artistic experiences. Commencing at the Navan Centre, the evening includes a dramatic performance by Armagh Rhymers, musicians from Armagh Pipers Club and audio-visual displays together with a promenade to the Fort itself. Come dressed for the weather as part of the performance is outdoors. The café is open for pre-performance. Numbers are limited so book now at https://visitarmagh.com/macha/
New Festival Album - Out Now
Live Recordings from the William Kennedy Piping Festival Vol. 2
36 iconic live recordings spanning the last 15 years of the festival
Double album with performers from Ireland, Scotland, Northumberland, Asturias, Galicia, Italy, Sardinia, Brittany, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Hungary, Cape Breton and the U.S.
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Donate to the Pipers Club
You can now donate directly to Armagh Pipers Club via PayPal, with zero commission deducted and Gift Aid added at the click of a button! In addition to its very modest tuition fees, the charity receives some funding from the Arts Council, from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and others for specific activities such as classes and the William Kennedy Piping Festival. Core costs such as premises, staffing and overheads rely on our fundraising efforts and on the goodwill of our friends. Please help secure the future of this amazing organisation.
The Armagh Pipers Club was recently presented with the Good Tradition Awards at the BBC Folk Awards which were held recently at Belfast's Waterfront Hall. Visit the News section for more photos.
Living Tradition - New painting and print
"The Living Tradition". A new work by J.B. Vallely, December 2017, donated to Armagh Pipers Club. The painting will be auctioned in early 2018 by one of the major houses in Dublin or Belfast, details to follow. A single very limited edition of high-quality prints is in production, never to be repeated. There are only 50 signed and numbered prints being produced and they are available here for £200.
Buy print for £200 (+postage)
Pipers Club Annual Concert
Featuring almost 200 performers before a soldout Market Place Theatre, the Pipers Annual Concert was anpther huge success. More photos on the Gallery page.
Armagh Pipers Club fundraising initiative
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Armagh Pipers Club is delighted to announce the publication of a new songbook entitled "By Dobbin's Flowery Vale". The new book contains over forty songs with words and music transcribed by Eithne Vallely and is accompanied by two CDs containing two and a half hours of recordings by tutors and past pupils along with current club members as young as 8 years of age. Additionally many well known singers who have taught masterclasses over the years have generously allowed us to include their recordings. Click here to buy the book.