The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre

Friday, June 28th 2019:

NÍ FHEICFIMÍD A LEITHÉID ARÍS GO DEO (WE’LL NOT SEE HIS LIKES AGAIN)
SÉAMUS ENNIS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS
  

Ní Fheicfimíd A Leithéid Arís Go Deo (We’ll Not See His Likes Again) Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations
Ní Fheicfimíd A Leithéid Arís Go Deo (We’ll Not See His Likes Again) Séamus Ennis Centenary Celebrations
Venue: Malahide Library, The Mall, Malahide, Co. Dublin, K36 EW63

A Talk by Pat Mitchell

Pat Mitchell began playing pipes at the age of 21. Initially self-taught through research and recordings of Séamus Ennis and Willie Clancy, his early association with Breandán Breathnach introduced him to the wonderful piping recorded circa 1900. Breandán’s use of Connemara songs in the ranganna Gaeilge he conducted in 1970 influences Pat’s air playing to this day.

1976 saw that research and practice of previous years bear fruit in the release of an LP on the Topic label, along with the publication by Mercier Press of ‘The Dance Music of Willie Clancy’, a detailed examination and transcription of the great piper’s playing. In 1986, along the same lines and in association with Jackie Small, he published ‘The Piping of Patsy Touhey’.

An admirer of Séamus Ennis’ playing for many years, Pat met him often in the late 1960s on Séamus’ regular visits to the Royal Oak pub in Glasnevin. These occasions, along with Séamus’ annual Tionóil performances, gave Pat the opportunity to study his technique at first hand, leading eventually to the 2007 publication of ‘The Dance Music of Séamus Ennis’.

Pat has contributed articles to An Píobaire, Dal gCais and the Seán Reid Society Journal along with entries on piping and transcriptions for Fintan Vallely’s ‘Companion to Traditional Irish Music’ (2010).

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Doors Open: 1:30pm
Commences At: 2:00pm
Admission:
In advance: FREE


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