The 27th edition of the Festival takes place on 18-21 November 2021.
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Please note that tickets will not be issued – anyone who books in advance will be on a list at the door of their event(s). If you have not booked, you should arrive early to allow time for the collection of contact tracing details.
6pm: Festival launch: a reception at the Primate’s Palace hosted by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Glenn Barr
7.30pm onwards: session in Red Ned’s
4pm: session in Red Ned’s
5pm: session in The Hole in the Wall
6pm: The William Kennedy Lecture: Áras na bPíobairí, 43 Scotch Street. A Celebration of Women in Uilleann Piping, 1800s-1900s, by Louise Mulcahy. Free.
8pm: Festival Concert 1: Armagh First Presbyterian Church, The Mall. Featuring Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Laoise Kelly; Pádraig McGovern; Mike Katz (Scotland), and José Manuel Tejedor (Asturias). Admission by voluntary donation, suggested level: £12.
9.30am: First day of Piping Academy, Armagh City Hotel. Tutors: Pádraig McGovern, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Cillian Vallely, Emer Mayock, Mikie Smyth, Louise Mulcahy, Mick O’Brien. The Academy features 4 x 2-hour workshops, a pipe maintenance workshop, and entry to all three Festival Concerts. Cost: £65.
5pm: Festival Concert 2: Armagh First Presbyterian Church, The Mall. Featuring the Goodman Trio – Mick O’Brien, Emer Mayock and Aoife Ní Bhriain; Sébastien Lagrange and Quentin Millet (Morvan); Diane Cannon, and Alana MacInnes (Scotland). Admission by voluntary donation, suggested level: £12.
10am: Piping Academy continues in City Hotel
3.30pm: Festival Concert 3: Armagh City Hotel Fringe Lounge. Featuring Louise Mulcahy, Mikie Smyth and Cillian Vallely, with an Armagh Pipers Club ensemble led by Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Éamonn Curran. Admission: £12.
Please note that the number of places for each event is limited to avoid overcrowding. A full refund will be provided to anyone unable to attend because they have Covid symptoms or are isolating.