Paddy Keenan & Brian Haitz ~ Kitty O'Neils' Set ~ Germany ~ 2011

Paddy Keenan demonstrates masterful command of the uilleann pipes!!!

Two jigs include: 'Kitty O'Neils' and 'The Kerry Jig'. Recorded arrangement of these tunes can be heard on the CD entitled "The Long Grazing Acre" by Paddy Keenan and Tommy O'Sullivan, along with guest performers.

Video features Brian Haitz accompaniment on bouzouki.
Recorded live August, 2011 in Weißen Ross, Kirchheimbolanden, Germany.

Presented by Pat Kelly and The George Carruthers Memorial Irish Music School.

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Comment by Connie Rae Crone on November 7, 2011 at 22:51

Hello Aine,

Welcome to TradConnect and nice to meet you!

I'm very glad that you enjoyed this video, it's one of my favorites!

You might enjoy some other videos on my profile -  lots of good fiddlers and pipers there!

Good luck and have fun with 'Kitty O'Neil's" too :)!!!


Comment by Aine Duncan on November 7, 2011 at 18:14

I'm playing 'Kitty O'Neils' for my grade 8 :)


I think he's absolutely fantastic :) they're great wee jigs! Great CD too :)

Comment by Connie Rae Crone on September 7, 2011 at 17:08

I updated this video today to include more details about the tunes being played.  Enjoy!

Comment by Connie Rae Crone on September 5, 2011 at 17:17
Oh Dick, very true; I definitely agree that it wouldn't be necessary to banter or strike up a conversation!  If I would've been overseas to hear this set being this recorded last month, I may have likely become too dumbfounded to speak!!! He will be at The George Carruthers Memorial Irish Music School in Elmstein again during January 2012.  It's going to be a camp and piper's gathering dedicated in his honor. See The Paddy Keenan Pages for details.
Comment by Dick Glasgow on September 4, 2011 at 17:55

First time I saw Paddy play was in Slattery's, back in the 70's.

He played solo that night & he barely said a word between sets of tunes, just tuned up, but then, most of us were there to hear him play, not talk.



Comment by Connie Rae Crone on September 4, 2011 at 16:29

Awe Dick, I loved the story about your house and dog sitting for Paddy. You have a wealth of stories that never cease to amaze me!  Are you writing a book about your adventures in Irish trad music?  You really should!

Of course, Paddy still performs regularly in the states.  As a piping fan, it's been a true pleasure for me to see and hear a few of his shows here. I'm sure that I didn't understand the essence of uilleann piping until I heard and saw Paddy play them. It seems like his techniques continue to morph over time, so he's really amazing, especially in the aspect that he's still performing and travelling in the capacity that he has been for so many years! Also, he seems to be an exceedingly kind person, who always takes time to interact with his audience and fans, even on the days when he must be very tired or road weary!

Comment by Dick Glasgow on September 4, 2011 at 9:53

Aye, the old boy's still got it! :-)

When I was living in Dublin, sleeping on couches & floors for 18 months, I ended up living for 2 weeks on my own in Paddy's house, on the North side of Dublin by the bay. The deal was a free roof over my head, as long as I looked after his Dog & took it for long walks every day, which as a lifelong Dog lover was 2nd nature to me anyway.

Never did get a tune with him though, but of course I'd only been playing music for a couple of years, back then, whereas he was already a post Bothy Band superstar of the Trad World ... with a friendly Dog! :-)



Comment by Connie Rae Crone on September 4, 2011 at 4:17

This video was made at a concert in Germany a couple of weeks ago.  I really enjoyed this one, hope you will too!

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