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The Poet and the Piper

The Poet and the Piper

I was expressing an interest in uilleann pipes and complained that the pipes are not well known and appreciated in Australia. They certainly are much admired in this house now. Continue reading

The Lake School goes Online

The Lake School in Koroit goes online in 2021. Enrol for classes in fiddle, whistle, pipes, harp, flute, guitar,  ukulele, bodhran, singing, dancing, Paddy Fitzgerald’s Irish Music Class, Irish session tunes, cello,  poetry. PLUS special events – Paddy Fitzgerald’s CD launch, Mark and Lisa McDonnell’s Slow Session, Tutors Concert, Blackboard Concert, Spud Poets Night, Stars on The … Continue reading

Poems and Pipes: online event

Poems and Pipes: online event

Nature of Event: Poems and Pipes, an afternoon of music and poetry inspired by Irish culture with  Matthew Horsley (uilleann pipes) and Colin Ryan (poems). Australian writer and broadcaster, Colin Ryan, well known to readers of Tinteán, writes in the Irish language. His short stories, set mostly in Australia and Europe, have appeared in Irish language … Continue reading

Cuckoon’s Nest

Cuckoon’s Nest

Working through Irish-music tune-names for an article in the 3rd edition of Companion to Irish Traditional Music, Fintan Valelly was time-travelled back to the 1800s, conjured by those melodic ‘handles’ into a heaving landscape of people, lives, places and the everyday. Continue reading

Song as a Sacred Pathway to Nature

Nature of Event: Jacqui Rutten, following her recent research and composition residency in County Armagh at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, will give a talk at the Belgrave Library about her experience in composing and singing classical, Celtic and improvised vocal music and will explore how song connects with nature. When: Saturday 21 March at 11am. Where: … Continue reading