Arts Council - Lottery Funded
Trad @ the Trian

As well as learning music in the Classes and playing music in the Family Session, Trad @ the Trian gives the learner a unique opportunity to hear live music from some of the most well-known professional artists performing just for the Armagh Pipers Club.

At each event we invite 2 professional artists - a singer and an instrumentalist - to perform at St Patrick’s Trian, Armagh. The events are acoustic and unaccompanied so members can hear the artists’ technique and style and learn from it. The following day Master class workshops are offered with the performers - free of charge to all members!

This is a truly exceptional opportunity and attendance at Trad @ the Trian will help the learner to understand styles, increase their repertoire and learn from some of the greatest musicians the traditional world has to offer - essential for the aspiring musician!

Fourteenth series of Trad at the Trian, 2012 - 2013:

October 5thHarry Bradley (flute)Cathal O'Neill (vocals)
December 7thNiall Vallely (concertina)Karan Casey (vocals)
February 1stDermot McLaughlin (fiddle)Jim McFarland (vocals)
April 5thBrian McGrath (banjo)John Doyle (vocals)

Previous series of the Trad at The Trian concerts were:

Series Thirteen 2011-2012:

Martin Quinn (accordion), Kevin Crawford (flute), John Carty (fiddle/banjo), Zoe Conway (fiddle) and singers Len Graham, Rita Gallagher, Eamon O Donnachadha and Máire Ní Choilm.

Series Twelve 2010-2011:

Brona Graham (banjo), Gerry Lappin (accordion), Kavan Donohue (harp), Niall Murphy (fiddle), Caoimhín Vallely (piano), Martin Dowling (fiddle), Padraig Rynne (concertina), Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn (pipes) and singers Mark Dunlop, Rosie Stewart, Niall Hanna, Fiona Kelleher, Christine Dowling, Cathal Lynch and Ger Wolfe.

Series Eleven 2009-2010:

Jim McGrath (accordion), Enda Scahill (banjo), Barry Kerr (flute/pipes), Seamie O'Dowd (fiddle/guitar/songs), Gerry and Dónal O'Connor (fiddles), Ingrid Henderson (harp) and singers Gabriel McArdle, Geraldine Bradley, Jim McFarland, Gerry O'Reilly, Máire Ní Choilm and Ann Martin.

Series Ten 2008-2009:

P.J. McDonald, Cathal McConnell, Sean Mone, Karan Casey, Cathal Lynch and Mary Dillon (songs), Brid Harper, Kate O’Brien, Rosie Smyth (fiddle), Martin Meehan, Fintan Vallely (flute), Dave Richardson (mandolin), Leo McCann (accordion) and Niall Vallely (concertina)

Series Nine 2007-2008:

singers Rosie Stewart, Síle Denvir (also harp), Pauline Hanley, Len Graham, Rita Gallagher, Kevin and Ellen Mitchell and instrumentalists Tommy Peoples (fiddle), Patsy Hanley (flute), Griogair Labhruidh (pipes and also songs), Cormac Breatnach (flute and whistle), Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Mairtin Quinn (accordion) and Angelina Carberry (banjo). Excellent support for these concerts was provided by the Murphy Family, Mallon Family and Kiernan Family.

Series Eight 2006-2007:

singers: Mick Daly, Phill Callery, Kathleen MacInnes, Alan Burke, Iarla Ó Lionaird, Alana Henderson and musicians Dónal Murphy (accordion), John Kelly (flute), Allan MacDonald (Scottish smallpipes), Mark Mohan (banjo), Caoimhín Ó Raghailligh (fiddle) and Pádraig Rhynne (concertina).

Series Seven 2005-2006:

singers: Stephanie Makem, Joe Mulherron, Eileen Webster, Barry Kerr, Cathal Lynch, John Faulkner, Patricia Vallely and musicians Zoe Conway (fiddle), Mícheál Ó Raghailligh (concertina), Brian McGrath (banjo), Dónal Donnelly (fiddle), Martin Donohoe (accordion), Patsy Hanley (flute) and Peter Brown (uilleann pipes).

Series Six 2004-2005:

singers: Pat Egan, Sandra Joyce, Eoin Coughlan, Emily Smith, Róisín Elsafty, Mick Quinn, Stephanie Makem, Gearóidín Breathneach and musicians Paddy O'Brien (accordion), Patrick Ourceau (fiddle), Nial Keegan (flute), Brian Morrisey (banjo), Catriona McKay (harp), Cathal Hayden (fiddle), Ciarán O'Grady (concertina) and Brian Finnegan (flute).

Series Five 2003-2004:

singers: Cathal McConnell, John Moulden, Con Fada Ó Drisceoil, Kevin Mitchell, Áine Ní Cheallaigh, Patricia Flynn and musicians Paul Bradley (fiddle), Ciaran Burns (concertina), Séamus Creagh (fiddle), Kevin Henderson (fiddle), Martin Meehan (flute), Barry Kerr (flute), Angelina Carberry (banjo) and Mairtín Quinn (accordion).

Series Four 2002-2003:

singers: Fiona Kelleher (Cork), John Kennedy (Antrim), Ann Martin (Isle of Skye), Sean Mone (Keady) and musicians Conall Ó Gráda (flute-Cork), Méabh Ó Hare (fiddle - Belfast), Desi Wilkinson (flute-Belfast), Christy Leahy (accordion - Cork), Ingrid Henderson (harp-Scotland), Liz & Yvonne Kane (fiddles - Galway), and the March concert featured Dannsa, a group of step-dancers, musicians and singers from various parts of Scotland.

Series Three 2001-2002:

sean-nós singers: Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Meaití Joe Shéamuis Ó Fatharta, Lillis Ó Laoire and Séamus Begley and instrumentalists Paul Meehan (banjo), Dermot Byrne (accordion), Barry Kerr (flute), Danai O'Conor (fiddle) and Dermot McLaughlin (fiddle).

Series Two 2000-2001:

singers Gabriel McArdle, Sean Garvey, Len Graham, Brian Mullen, Rita Gallagher, Mairéad Ní Dhomhnaill and instrumentalists Kevin Crawford (flute), John Carty (fiddle and banjo), Harry Bradley (flute), Caoimhín Vallely (piano), Christy Leahy (accordion), Paddy Glackin (fiddle).

Series One 1999-2000:

singers: Karan Casey, Sarah Ann O'Neill, Róisín White, Frank Harte, Paddy Tunney, Rosie Stewart and instrumentalists: Gerry O'Connor (fiddle), Robbie Hannan (pipes), Niall Vallely (concertina), Bríd Harpur (fiddle), Gary Hastings (flute).