Holy Smokes! I know an All-Ireland Champion!
THIS JUST IN…NICE GUYS DON’T NECESSARILY ALWAYS FINISH LAST! Friend and fellow New Englander Torrin Ryan of Attleboro, Massachusetts just took 1st place in the Uilleann Pipes Slow airs competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2013 in Derry. He also took 3rd in the Uilleann Pipes competition (dance tunes). Hearty congratulations from all your friends in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and beyond, Torrin! It couldn’t have happened to a finer musician, but more importantly, a more decent human being. Huzzah!