UILLEANN PIPE “TRY THE PIPES” workshop with PATXI VILLÉN

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Opportunity to learn about the history of the uilleann pipe and to have a first contact with the instrument. It is not necessary to bring an instrument, one will be lent in class in turns. This will give you the knowledge to start playing the instrument, posture, fingering, bellows mechanics, common mistakes…etc. Try the pipes” sessions are common in Ireland and are usually promoted by the Dublin Irish Pipe Association Na Piobairí Uilleann to raise awareness of the instrument.

Self-taught musician. His influences clearly come from the traditional music of the so-called Atlantic Arc.
His true passion is the Irish bagpipes or uilleann pipe, which he first heard in “The Call” an album by Mark Knopfler where the great piper Liam O’Flynn plays several songs.
He has learned to play the uilleann pipe by following the self-learning courses of Na Piobairí Uilleann, the Dublin-based association dedicated to maintaining the legacy of the Irish bagpipe. He has also attended training sessions for trainers at the same association in Dublin. He has also attended tionols with Fred Morrison and Michael Guillox, the Armagh piping festival pipping class with Padraig McGovern and Cillian O’Brien, and occasional classes with Borja Baragaño and Pamela Schweblin.

His playing style is close to his main reference: Liam O’flynn, but he is also influenced by other pipers such as Padraig MacGovern, Brian McNamara, Tiarnan Ó Duinnchinn or Mick O’Brien.
He has been playing for more than 8 years with the group Parradust, and for the last 2 years with the harp and uilleann pipe duo Xuxurlaka.

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