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International Uilleann Pipes Day To Be Celebrated At The Harris

Posted on - 15th October, 2013 - 5:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, Locations, Music, Preston City Centre, Things To Do

 

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Uilleann Pipes Set

The Harris Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting a performance of Uilleann pipes on Saturday 19th October to celebrate the International Uilleann pipes Day. The Uilleann (or Ellen) pipes are the national bagpipes of Ireland which has steadily evolved in its construction over more than three centuries and by the 1830’s had reached their present state of development. This instrument was earlier known, in English, as “union pipes”, their current name is a partial translation of the Irish-language term píobaí uilleann (literally, “pipes of the elbow”), from their method of inflation.

The Uilleann pipes give a very distinctive and evocative sound and live performances will be given which will include tunes from Preston’s past.

The performances at the Harris will be on Saturday 19th October 2013 from 12.00pm until 3.00pm and are free of charge. No need to book as the performances will be drop-in sessions.

For more information email [email protected] or go to their website.

If you go to the Harris on Saturday, let us know what you think of the event.

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