With Pipe & Drum

With Pipe & Drum

Thursday, 25 July 2024, 7.00pm

We explore the musical traditions of Scotland and Ireland through the sounds of the Highland Bagpipes, Snare Drum, Flute, Tin Whistle, Smallpipes & Bodhrán, featuring some of the world’s finest musicians. The stellar line-up includes Joanie Madden, Fin Moore, Andy McGregor, Mick McAuley, Gary Hastings, Aimée Farrell Courtney, Grahame Harris, Mark Wilson & Campbell College Pipe Band.

Joanie Madden is an Irish-American flute and whistle player from The Bronx in New York. She is best known as leader of the all-female group Cherish the Ladies and has performed her music all over the world.

Fin Moore is a Scottish piper, born & bred. Considered a master in Highland pipes, Border pipes and Scottish smallpipes, he regularly performs with Dannsa and is a founding member of pipe quartet Seudan.

Andy McGregor is a Belfast TradFest board member and a highly regarded Highland piper and smallpiper who has performed and taught music the world over. He is a founding member of folk band Pure Blarney.

Mick McAuley from Kilkenny is a long-time member of Irish-American ensemble Solas. He has been part of a movement which continues to push the musical boundaries of that tradition to bring Irish music to a wider and more diverse audience around the world.

Gary Hastings from East Belfast is an exceptionally talented flute player and has been influenced by legendary musicians Cathal McConnell, Len Graham and Joe Holmes. Gary has recorded CDs with Fr Séamus Quinn, The Chieftains and Frankie Gavin.

Aimée Farrell Courtney – With a debut performance at the age of 8 at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, Aimee’s dynamic playing ranges from her renowned sensitive style of accompaniment to electrifying rhythmic solos and duets.

Grahame Harris from Belfast studied under the late Freddy Russell and Roddy MacLeod MBE. He has recorded and performed with various artists including the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, Ulster Orchestra and Carlos Núñez, to name a few.

Mark Wilson from County Down is a presenter and musical director who has won an array of awards in solo and pipe band snare drumming. He has travelled the world to teach, perform and collaborate with renowned musicians and composers.

Friends of Campbell College Pipe Band was founded in 1909 and is currently one of the oldest active pipe bands in Northern Ireland.

Venue Information:

Fully wheelchair accessible

Full bar available

All ages, U16s to be accompanied by an adult

Venue Address:

Titanic Hotel Belfast
Queen's Road
Titanic Quarter

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Added by Belfast TradFest on 20 May 2024

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