Pipers Workshop with Joey Abarta
GNIPC Piping Workshop Day, with Joey Abarta. Saturday, September 26th, 2015. 9:30am – 4:30pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Come join your fellow pipers in an in-depth and day-long workshop with Master Piper Joey Abarta! The event will feature top-rate instruction in a comfortable setting. There will be good friends, good tunes, good food-n-drink, all topped off with a rollicking house concert featuring Tom Dahill & Ginny Johnson, Tom Klein & Dáithí Sproule, and Joey Abarta & Brian Miller! Show starts early: 7:00pm.
Best of all you can get this entire day of piping immersion for just $50! Concert tickets are only $10 (advanced) and $15 at the door.
Space is limited so sign up today!
All-day workshop and house concert will be at 427 South Saratoga Street, St. Paul, MN 55105.
Pipers Workshop Day: $50
House Concert (7:00pm) Ticket (separate from workshop fee): $10
About Joey Abarta
Joey Abarta has spent the last ten years touring North America, Europe, and Asia, teaching and performing music on the uilleann pipes. A Los Angeles native, he first received instruction on the pipes from Dubliner Pat D’Arcy, a founding member of the Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club.
His musical skills have been further honed by several visits to Ireland, a year-long stint working in Japan, and continuing relationships with master pipers. In August of 2009, Joey’s accomplished playing won him an All-Ireland championship, placing second worldwide at the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. This year Joey became the first American uilleann piper to win first prize at the An tOireachtas.
Currently based in Boston, Joey divides his attention between performance, teaching, and recording. In addition to performing solo, he tours with Mick Moloney and the group The GreenFields of America; while at home, he organizes the meetings of the Boston Pipers Club, teaches for Comhaltas’ Boston Music School, and organizes various traditional music concerts and events.