Éamonn Ceannt: A Piper Rising
by Dr. Verena Commins
Galway City Museum / Thursday 16 June at 1pm / Admission Free
Dr. Verena Commins will explore the role of Éamonn Ceannt in the Gaelic Revival of the early 20th century. As a player of both uilleann and war pipes Ceannt was central to the foundation of the Dublin Pipers Club and its attempts to recuperate the status of these instruments. Examining music making contexts in the period leading up to the rising, this talk will investigate the legacy of musical and political convergence from a Ceannt based perspective.