Pipers Union, make their Ballymaloe Grainstore debut on Sunday 8 May 2016

The contemporary trad trio, Pipers Union, make their BallymaloeGrainstore debut on Sunday 8 May.  They will treat their audience to an assortment of traditional and contemporary styles, from rousing ballads and soft love songs, to lively dance tunes and haunting airs – all presented with talent, flair and style.

Pipers Union formed in 2013 when long-time musical associates, David Power and Ciarán Somers,asked their old friend Dónal Clancy to join them in what is now a tight-knit trio, combining three-part harmony song and instrumental arrangements using guitars, bouzouki, mandolin, uilleann pipes, flutes, fiddles and whistles which create a beautiful aural landscape. 

Each of the three musicians has​ distinguished careers in their own right:   David Power is heir apparent to the uilleann pipe master, Liam O'Flynn, and he has toured extensively with Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill and 'Masters of Tradition'.  Ciaran Somers has just released a solo album.  Dónal Clancy, long time member of Danu and son of Liam Clancy, is part of the 'new story' of the Clancy Brothers tradition.

“I had witnessed something rare – something special and unique. I had been present at one of those rare musical moments when three ‘Masters of the Tradition’ combined their artistry and weaved their spell of music and song with such soul and such passion as to make the event for me – and all who attended that night -- an unforgettable one.” - PJ Curtis 

Tickets for Pipers Union are €20 and can be booked on www.ballymaloegrainstore.com or on 021 465 2531.  Three-course buffet dinner in Ballymaloe House (6pm) and ticket are €65.

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