2019 Festival Passes and Concert tickets available now

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Artists appearing in 2019 include: David Power & Martin Hayes, Máire Ní Ghráda & Maeve Donnelly, ‘Blackie’ O'Connell, Siobhán Peoples & Cyril O’Donoghue, Brian McNamara & Gráinne Hambly, Mohsen Sharifian & Mohammad Jaberi (Iran), Tommy & Pádraic Keane, Gráinne Holland with Brian Finnegan & Tony Byrne, Tryst (Scotland) featuring Finlay MacDonald, Ross Ainslie, Calum MacCrimmon, Lorne MacDougall, Steven Blake, James MacKenzie & John Mulhearn, Edelmiro Fernández (Galicia), David Power, Barry McGovern & the RTÉ ConTempo Quartet, Cúig, Nico Berardi (Italy), Calum Stewart Trio (Scotland/Brittany), Stefce Stojkoski (Macedonia), Seán, Sorcha & Fiachra Potts, Mickey Dunne, Loïc Bléjean, Sylvain Barou & Tony Byrne (Brittany/Ireland), Brighde Chaimbeul & Aidan O’Rourke (Scotland), Néillidh, Alphie, Fiachra & Tadhg Mulligan, Diarmaid, Deirdre & Donncha Moynihan, Brian, Cillian, Niall, Dara & Oisín Vallely, Sophie Stephenson (Scotland), Gay, Seán & Conor McKeon, Ceólta, Emer Mayock, Kevin, Lorraine, Tierna & Naoise Rowsome, Mark Redmond, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn & Dónal McCague, Pádraig McGovern, Robbie Hughes, Seán McElwaine and more to be announced

Workshops now open for bookings

Sat 16th Nov. 10.00am - 12.30pm

Harp – Gráinne Hambly
Fiddle – Siobhán Peoples
Flute – Sylvain Barou
Singing – Gráinne Holland
Accordion – Christy Leahy
Scottish Step Dance – Sophie Stephenson
Highland Pipes and Border Pipes – Calum MacCrimmon and Lorne MacDougall
Beginner Uilleann Pipes – Éamonn Curran
Intermediate Uilleann Pipes – Kevin Rowsome
Advanced Uilleann Pipes – Seán Potts

Tickets £12
St. Malachy’s P.S., Sat 16th Nov. 10.00am - 12.30pm




Sun 17th Nov. 10.00am - 12.30pm

Fiddle – Maeve Donnelly
Scottish Step Dance – Sophie Stephenson

Tickets £12
Áras na bPíobairí, Sun 17th Nov. 10.00am - 12.30pm

First Concert Announcement

Martin Hayes & David Power


“An Exploration of Piping in Ireland and Iran” featuring Mohsen Sharifian & Mohammad Jaberi (Iran) with Sylvain Barou, Emer Mayock and Niall Vallely
Market Place Theatre, Sat 16th Nov. 8pm
Tickets £15

Booking for William Kennedy Piping Academy open now

15th to 17th November

Tutors - Seán Potts, Mickey Dunne, 'Blackie' O'Connell, Máire Ní Ghráda, Tommy Keane, Pádraic Keane, Mark Redmond, Brian McNamara, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn, Cillian Vallely, Emer Mayock, Neillidh Mulligan, Kevin Rowsome, Pádraig McGovern & Diarmaid Moynihan.

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festival pass

New Festival Album - Out Now

Live Recordings from the William Kennedy Piping Festival Vol. 2
36 iconic live recordings spanning the last 15 years of the festival.
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living tradition print

Living Tradition - New painting and print

"The Living Tradition". A new work by J.B. Vallely, December 2017, donated to Armagh Pipers Club. The painting will be auctioned in early 2018 by one of the major houses in Dublin or Belfast, details to follow. A single very limited edition of high-quality prints is in production, never to be repeated. There are only 50 signed and numbered prints being produced and they are available here for £200.
Buy print for £200 (+postage)


Become a Friend of the Pipers Club

Become a friend of the Armagh Pipers Club and help maintain the momentum of the past 50 years promoting piping and traditional music in Armagh. Click here for details.