2016 Line-up

Liam O'Flynn, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin & Neil Martin

The Theodosii Spassov Bulgarian Folk Quintet (Bulgaria)

Andy May Trio (Northumbria)

The Friel Sisters (Scotland)

Musique du Morvan (France)

Paddy Keenan & Niall Vallely

Brian Finnegan Band featuring John McSherry, Dónal O'Connor, Niall Murphy, Ed Boyd & John Joe Kelly

"The Pipes, The Pipes" featuring Leonard Barry, Padraig McGovern, Maitiú Ó Casaide & Dónal Dineen

Xavier Boderiou, Sylvain Barou & Jacques Pellen (Brittany)

Cillian Vallely, David Doocey & Ross Martin

Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn & Laoise Kelly

Fiona Kelleher & Caoimhín Vallely

Calum Alex MacMillan (Scotland)

Sean McElwain & Martin McCormack

Jarlath Henderson

Mick O'Brien

David Power

Eliot Grasso (USA)

Kevin Rowsome




Pearse McMahon & Emmet Mulholland

Ceoltóirí Fèis an Earraich (Scotland)

Eamonn Curran

and more to be announced

2017 Piping Festival Dates Announced

After the phenomenal success of the 23rd William Kennedy Piping Festival in 2016, the Armagh Pipers Club is delighted to announce that the 24th edition of the festival will be taking place from November 16th to 19th 2017. Keep an eye on the website and the Festival's Facebook page for further announcements.


17th November 2016

Festival Opening Reception

Concert in St Patrick's Cathedral featuring Liam O'Flynn, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin and Neil Martin and the Theodosii Spassov Bulgarian Folk Quintet

Session in Red Ned's



18th November 2016

Hooley in the Hotel

Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn and Laoise Kelly Album Launch

Lunchtime Session

Reedmaking Workshop



19th November 2016

Uilleann Pipes Concert

The Pipes, The Pipes

Piping Academy Lecture

Festival Club





20th November 2016

Piping Academy


Young Pipers Concert





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