Biróg playing at Tegeingl festival back in 2010, with Frances O’Rourke (accordion) and Pat O’Reilly (bouzouki).
I’ve always played a high D whistle made by Fred Rose having been lucky enough to play one of his very first batch from way back in the 90s. After 30 years of hard playing I was delighted to get my hands on one of his more recent creations, it’s a ‘proper pipers whistle’ and here’s a clip of it in action.
Find out more about Fred Rose whistles at https://www.fredrose.co.uk/
It’s International Uilleann Piping Day 2020, an unusual one this year because of the global pandemic restrictions. As many events are happening online, I thought i’d share a video I did earlier this year for Na Píobairí Uilleann’s ‘piping from the parlour’ series.
Delighted to be playing out again in Hebden Bridge this coming Sunday 8th December, where I shall be playing a few tunes with ace DADGAD guitarist, singer and fellow Atlas Bridge bandmate Steve Lacey at the White Swan.. We shall have an array of pipes, whistles and songs to entertain you with. Kicks off at 8.30 with floor spots, so get down early if you would like to play or sing! More info at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/folkrootsattheswan/
To give you an idea, here’s a little clip of us playing an old favourite up at Wadsworth earlier this year.
Didikai ~ Blackbird
SDK MAI (Live Music Hall), Moscow 2012 guesting with Aquarium – The Boxwood Northumbrian Smallpipes just about holding together in the ambient conditions…
Guesting with Aquarium at one of their Great Jubilee Concerts, in St Petersburg, April 2012