I meant to post these weeks ago, but better late than never. Here are two shots from the GNIPC appearance at the Lift Bridge Brewery’s “Irish Coffee Stout Release Event” on 04/07/2015. This was a long, fun performance, and it was well received by the event’s large, enthusiastic audience! And here are two shots from our annual…

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We’ve got two official GNIPC performances this month, about which we’re especially excited. First, we’re providing 90 minutes’ worth of music for the Lift Bridge Brewery’s “Irish Coffee Stout Release Event” at Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater, MN, on Saturday 7 March from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Details available at Facebook (must be logged…

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The next GNIPC Pipers’ Session will take place on Sunday 28 December at The Celtic Junction (836 Prior Ave., St. Paul). The Beginners’/Newcomers’ segment begins at 2:00 pm, and the Maximum Tune Density portion commences at 3:00 pm, the whole deal concluding at 4:00 pm (or whenever — I left at 4 last time, and…

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November brought another great Pipers’ Session! Nine of us attended, and played the following: Eileen Aroon* Dawning of the Day* Slip Jigs: Drops of Brandy / Leitrim Quickstep* Jim Ward’s Jig / Merrily Kiss the Quaker* Lesson: Merrily Kiss the Quaker (thanks, Adam!)* March of the Kings of Laois Hag With the Money Reel: Teampall an…

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We had a great turnout at yesterday’s Pipers’ Session, and shared some terrific tunes. Here’s the setlist: Hour 1: Beginner/Newcomer Session March: Eagle’s Whistle Tune lesson: March of the Kings of Laois Jim Ward’s Jig Jig: Humors of Ballyloughlin (not a beginners’ tune — Mick got carried away) March: Dawning of the Day Hour 2:…

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The official hotel for the GNIPC 2014 Tionól is the Days Inn University Ave. SE, at 2407 University Ave. SE in Minneapolis (612-623-3999). Mick Bauer has reserved a total of four rooms there for Friday 9/26 through Sunday 9/28 (two nights total). If you wish to add a night onto either end of the reservation,…

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As we do every year, the Great Northern Irish Pipers Club will perform at the IMDA Day of Irish Dance at Landmark Center this coming Sunday, March 16th. Our performance begins at 3:40 pm in the Tea Room (3rd floor courtroom). Hope to see you there!  

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The Minneapolis Star Tribune article we’ve been talking about is now on the newsstands and online, and it’s terrific! Everyone who was at the March 2nd General Meeting was quoted, and the piece includes both video and photos. Special thanks to Tom Klein for reaching out to the local media — the timing of this article is…

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Here’s the complete set list from this past Sunday’s General Meeting. Hope to see you next month! Jigs: Newport Lasses (aka Trip to Athlone) / Gander in the Pratie Hole Jig: When Sick is it Tea You Want? Jigs: Out on the Ocean / The Cordal (aka Julia Clifford’s Jig) / Blarney Pilgrim / Jimmy…

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The past week has been a good one, with a sold-out seminar by Martino Vacca from Fullset (special thanks to the CIM for presenting this event!) and a well-attended General Meeting that was covered by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, for a feature story that’s scheduled to run on 3/15/2014. Here are several pictures from Martino’s…

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