Programme

The 27th edition of the Festival takes place on 18-21 November 2021.

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Thursday 18th

School concerts morning and afternoon (any school wishing to host a one-hour concert, contact Armagh Pipers Club as soon as possible)

Festival launch event (details to follow)

Friday 19th

School concerts morning and afternoon

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.

The William Kennedy Lecture: Áras na bPíobairí, 43 Scotch Street, 6pm. A Celebration of Women in Uilleann Piping, 1800s-1900s, by Louise Mulcahy. Free. 

Festival Concert 1: Armagh First Presbyterian Church, The Mall, 8pm. Featuring Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Laoise Kelly; Pádraig McGovern; Mike Katz (Scotland), and José Manuel Tejedor (Asturias). Tickets: £12.

Saturday 20th

Piping Academy continues in City Hotel

Singing workshop with Diane Cannon: Áras na bPíobairí, 43 Scotch Street, 11am. Cost: £12.

Fiddle workshop with Aoife Ní Bhriain: Áras na bPíobairí, 43 Scotch Street, 11am. Cost: £12.

Harp workshop with Laoise Kelly: Áras na bPíobairí, 43 Scotch Street, 2pm. Cost: £12.

Accordion workshop with Damien McKee: Áras na bPíobairí, 43 Scotch Street, 2pm. Cost: £12.

Festival Concert 2: Armagh First Presbyterian Church, The Mall, 5pm. 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). Tickets: £12.

Sunday 21st

Piping Academy continues in City Hotel

Festival Concert 3: Armagh City Hotel Fringe Lounge, 3.30pm. Featuring Louise Mulcahy, Mikie Smyth and Cillian Vallely, with an Armagh Pipers Club ensemble led by Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Éamonn Curran. Tickets: £12.

FESTIVAL PASS – all three Concerts for £27 (25% reduction)

Please note that the number of tickets 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.