Cuban uilleann piper concert for St.David's Church, Dublin - 9th July

In July 2014, Cuban uilleann piper Alexander Suarez Mendez, made his first trip abroad from his home in Havana to Ireland . That trip proved hugely beneficial to Alexander and he has made great progress with his playing of Irish Traditional music on the uilleann pipes. He now teaches other Cubans the pipes on a weekly basis in Havana, and is working in a Luthier's workshop in Havana where he has access to equipment which will hopefully enable him to make uilleann pipes.
In February 2017 Gay McKeon, CEO of Na Píobairí Uilleann, was invited to assist with some concerts as part of the recent state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Cuba, at  Alexander and fellow Cuban uilleann piper, Rosalia Acosta Corrales from Pinar Del Rio, performed. Gay is trying to further assist both Alexander and Rosalia by bringing them to Ireland from June 28th to July 26th 2017, to attend Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and to attend workshops in piping and pipemaking. They have also been invited to perform in Áras an Uachtarain on July 10th.
The day before their Presidential performance, they will be performing in St. David's Church, Kilsallaghan. Also performing on the day will be their friend and mentor, Gay McKeon and Fingal's Finest, Dave O'Connor will provide songs and stories!
Cuban Uilleann Pipers in Kilsallaghan
Sunday, July 9th, 3pm
Admission : Adults €10 / Children €5

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