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The Sound of Ireland: The Uilleann Pipes by Peter Browne
The Sound of Ireland
The Uilleann Pipes by Peter Browne
To mark the international recognition by UNESCO of the cultural value of the uilleann pipes and the centenary of the birth in 1918 of the celebrated Clare piper Willie Clancy, Peter Browne will talk about the instrument, its history and popularity, and feature recordings of some celebrated pipers.
Peter Browne has been presenting The Rolling Wave on RTÉ Radio One since 2006, and playing traditional music since the age of six. Born in Dublin, he has received tuition on the uilleann pipes from three of the great players of modern times: Séamus Ennis, Leo Rowsome, and Willie Clancy. He frequently attends gatherings of uilleann pipers and summer schools as guest teacher, lecturer and performer. In May 2003, he was a guest musician with the Chieftains in two memorial concerts for harper Derek Bell, held in Dublin and Belfast, and featured on their CD, Live from Dublin: A Tribute to Derek Bell.
He has twice been the winner of the Oireachtas uilleann-piping competition (The Breandán Breathnach Trophy in 1994 and 1998) and has also won the prize for slow-air playing in both those years. His previous radio programmes include Sounds Traditional, Áirneán, Céilí House and The Long Note.
Sponsored by Conor Killeen.