The Piper and the Earl
A special afternoon event of talks and music in the National Library commemorating the lives of two great Irish cultural and historical figures, Seamus Ennis and Hugh O'Neill. This year marks the centenary of the birth of Seamus Ennis, the celebrated uilleann piper, singer, collector and storyteller.
12 noon - 12.30pm Professor Ciaran Brady TCD. 'The Life and Times of Hugh O'Neill', Earl of Tyrone.
12.35 - 1.05pm Peter Browne, piper and former RTE producer. 'The Life and Music of Seamus Ennis'.
3.00 - 3.15pm Talk about Michael Holohan's new double CD 'The Road to Lough Swilly' by Dr. Fintan Vallely,
3. 20 - 4.30 pm A Recital featuring Mick O’Brien, renowned uilleann piper and teacher, Donal O’Kelly, actor and playwright, The Boyne Valley Chamber Orchestra and Michael Holohan, composer, producer and musical director. Copies of the CD will be available for purchase.
All welcome. Admission to all events is Free (first come, first served).
With the support of The National Library of Ireland and Dublin City Council.