The Piper and The Earl: Talks & Music

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.

Saturday 8 June, from 12pm

This event marks the centenary of  the birth of Seamus Ennis, the celebrated uilleann piper, singer, collector and storyteller. It will also take a look back at the turbulent history of Ireland in the late 16th Century and with an examination of  the life of the Great O'Neill through music, drama and story.



12pm - 12.30pm:  

Speaker:  Professor Ciaran Brady TCD. 'The Life and Times of Hugh O'Neill', Earl of Tyrone.

12.35pm -  1.05pm

Speaker: Peter Browne, piper and former RTE producer. 'The Life and Music of Seamus Ennis'.


3pm - 3.15pm:   'The Road to Lough Swilly' 

Introduction by Dr. Fintan Vallely, flautist, lecturer and author of the Companion to Irish Traditional Music (Cork University Press, 2011).
3.20pm - 4.30 pm:  'The Road to Lough Swilly'  - 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. 

 All welcome. Free admission to all parts of the event. (first come, first served basis).

With the support of  Dublin City Council and the National Library.

NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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