Old_Squeezer Posted February 6, 2004 Share Posted February 6, 2004 The West Coast Tionol is happening on President’s Day weekend, February 13-15, 2004 in Seattle. Usually an event for Uilleann (Irish) pipers, the Seattle event includes much more. Michaela Cunningham will be instructing the two Irish Concertina workshops. Michaela was born in Vancouver, BC, but went to school in Ireland where she picked up the music at age 9 and started playing the concertina at age 11. Her big influences include Mary MacNamara and Micheal O’Reilly. During her teens, she entered several competitions and spent lots of time playing at sessions. Other featured instructors & notables: Featured Pipers – Joe McKenna of Dublin and David Power of Waterford (David is now based in New Jersey). Other pipers of renown – Tom Creegan, Seth Gallagher, Phil White Workshops: Fiddle – Dale Russ Flute – Hanz Araki Whistle – Bill Ochs Guitar – Finn McGinty Singing & Songs – Nancy Conescu Irish Language – Kieran O’Mahony Reed-making – Seth Gallagher Bodhran – David Corey Saturday’s concert will feature the instructors plus a few surprises. Following the concert, there will be a ceíli with music provided by the instructors and dances called by Kathleen O’Grady. For more information: http://www.hoilands.com/tionol.htm or http://www.irishpipersclub.org/tionol2004.html., or a Google search for Tionol Seattle 2004. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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