Come join the incomparable Joey Abarta as he leads an afternoon workshop on the uilleann pipes. The event will be held in the Multipurpose Room (Center for Irish Music area of The Celtic Junction, 836 N. Prior, St. Paul 55104) from 1-4:00pm and will cover a staggering range of uilleann pipes topics. Fee is just…

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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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September 27th – 28th, 2014 The Great Northern Irish Pipers Club, the upper Midwest U.S.’s premier uilleann piping association, is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed performing artists Joey Abarta, Tom Klein, and Tommy Martin will be the featured clinicians for its 2014 Tionól, to be held Saturday 27 September and Sunday 28 September 2014…

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