William Kennedy Piping Festival 2008 Program Revealed

The 15th William Kennedy Piping Festival will be held 13 – 16 November 2008 in Armagh, in Northern Ireland. The festival features some of the top bagpipe instrumentalists and bands in Europe and North America.

Festival Highlights

Thurs 13th Nov – 19.30
Market Place Theatre

“Duets concert”

– Robbie Hannan & Dermot McLaughlin
– Brian McNamara & Tim Collins
– Seán McKeon & Liam O’Connor
– Jarlath Henderson & Ross Ainslie
– Members of the Armagh Pipers Club

Tickets £9/£7 (available from the Market Place Theatre)

Friday 14th Nov – 17.00
Market Place Theatre

“A World of Piping 1 – Islands of the Mediterranean”

Luigi Lai (Sardinia)
Giancarlo Parisi (Sicily)
Pere Joan & Manel Martorell (Mallorca)
Caramusa (Corsica)

Tickets £6 (available from the Market Place Theatre)

Friday 14th Nov – 20.00
Market Place Theatre

“Festival Concert 1”

Lúnasa featuring Kevin Crawford, Sean Smyth, Cillian Vallely, Paul Meehan & Trevor Hutchinson
Beòlach featuring Wendy MacIsaac, Mairi Rankin, Ryan MacNeil, Mac Morin & Patrick Gillis (Cape Breton)
Bagad Cap Caval (Brittany)
– Allan MacDonald (Scotland)

Tickets £15/£12/£10 (available from the Market Place Theatre)

Saturday 15th Nov – 14.00
St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral

Liam O’Flynn & Catherine Ennis
Dråm featuting Erik Ask-Upmark, Anna Rynefors & Bert Deivert (Sweden)
Luigi Lai (Sardinia)

Tickets £10/£8 (available from this address or by ringing +44 (0)28 37511248)

Saturday 15th November – 16.30
St. Patrick’s Trian

“A World of Piping 2”

Anxo Lorenzo & Xosé Liz de Cea (Galicia)
– Patrick Molard (Brittany)
Ivan Georgiev (Bulgaria)
– Andy May (Northumberland)

Tickets £6 (available from this address or by ringing +44 (0)28 37511248)

Saturday 15th Nov – 20.00
Market Place Theatre

"Festival Concert 2”

– “Ireland/Asturias Project” featuring Tejedor (Jose Manuel, Javier and Eva Tejedor), Buille (Niall & Caoimhín Vallely, Paul Meehan & Brian Morrissey), Cormac Breatnach, Cillian Vallely and Trevor Hutchinson
– Patrick Molard, Jackie Molard and Jean Michel Veillon (Brittany)
– At First Light featuring John McSherry, Donal O’Connor, Alan Burke, Francis McIlduff & Rubén Bada

Tickets £15/£12/£10 (available from the Market Place Theatre)

Sunday 16th November – 14.00
Market Place Theatre

“A World of Piping 3”

– The Jarlath Henderson/Ross Ainslie Trio (Ireland/Scotland)
– Na Tri Seudan featuring Fin Moore, Angus MacKenzie, Angus Nicolson & Calum MacCrimmon (Scotland)
– Beòlach (Cape Breton)
– Anxo Lorenzo & Xosé Liz de Cea (Galicia)
– Ivan Georgiev (Bulgaria)

Tickets £6 (available from the Market Place Theatre)

Sunday 16th Nov – 19.30
Market Place Theatre

“Uilleann Pipes Concert”

– Ronan Browne
– Mick & John O’Brien
– John McSherry & Francis McIlduff
– Brian McNamara
– Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn
– Jimmy O’Brien Moran

Tickets £10/£8 (available from the Market Place Theatre). Tickets are now on sale for all concerts. For events in the Market Place theatre you can contact the Box Office at +44 (0)28 3752 1821 or online at www.marketplacearmagh.com. Tickets for all other events and more information from +44 (0)28 37511248 or info@wkpf.org. N.B. Tickets for "Festival Concert 1" (Friday 14th) and ‘Festival Concert 2’ (Saturday 15th) are selling fast so early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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