15 Oct 2016
To celebrate International Uilleann Piping Day, Oidhreacht an Chláir presents Éamonn Ceannt: a Piper Rising, a lecture by Dr Verena Commins, Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway on Saturday, October 15 at 8.30pm in Áras OaC, Flag Road. Dr Commins will explore the role of Éamonn Ceannt, a signatory of the 1916 Proclamation, in the Gaelic Revival of the early 20th century. A player of both Uilleann and War pipes, as well as an Irish-language enthusiast and a key IRB member, Ceannt was central to the foundation of the Dublin Pipers’ Club and its attempts to restore the status of those instruments. Admission free. Fáilte roimh chách.