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My name is Patrick D'Arcy, welcome to


Snoop around for all the latest uilleann piping news and information.

If you would like to learn more about the uilleann pipes (pronounced: illan) then the f.a.q. section is a good place to start. The rest of you know what you're up to... welcome back :)

03/27/17: Website Update: I have removed the old Google Search Box that was in the left menu and added the new version to the top of each page. I think it will help you navigate the site better and find what you are looking for faster. Let me know what you think!

12/09/16: Another great year of uilleann piping has transpired and it's not over yet! Thanks to everyone for visiting the site. Thanks also to all those that listed classified ads. They help keep the wheels greased around here and every contribution is greatly appreciated. Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you all!

06/05/16: Cillian Vallely has just released his first solo cd, "The Raven's Rock". It features his brothers Niall (concertina) and Caoimhin (piano) and a few friends that he's played with over the years including Sean Og Graham, Paul Meehan, Ryan McGiver (guitars), Jeremy Kittel (fiddle) & Brian Morrissey (bodhran).
The record is now available on his new website and can be mailed to all corners of the world. There's also a few clips on there to listen to.
To download the cd, you can go to
For anyone close to New York City, there's a launch gig on June 11th at the stunning Pier A in lower Manhattan. This will feature some of the musicians on the cd and fellow members of Lunasa including Kevin Crawford, Colin Farrell, and Patrick Doocey. Details here.

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