Uilleann Pipes Workshop with Rita Farrell

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RtLT Festival 2022 - Uilleann Pipes Workshop - Rita Farrell

Uilleann Pipes Workshop Intermediate - Advanced Level Tutor: Rita Farrell as part of Return to London Town Festival 2022

Ashford Place - please register from 10.30am in the café area of Ashford Place.

Rita Farrell

Rita Farrell is a London born uilleann piper, traditional flute and piano player. With family roots firmly in County Leitrim, she initially started playing the tin-whistle at the age of 5. Rita eventually progressed onto the concert flute and uilleann pipes under the direction of Marian Gill, Damien Mullane and Emmett Gill. During her teens, Rita went on to win multiple national and international medals at the Fleadh Cheoil.

After studying at Queens University Belfast, Rita returned to settle in London where she practices as an Architect and remains a prominent figure in the traditional Irish music and session scenes, organising the London based International Uilleann Piping day annually.

Over the years, she has played at many traditional music festivals worldwide and has featured in many concerts at Willie Clancy Summer School. Most recently, Rita appeared on The Graham Norton Show, playing alongside Robbie Williams and featured in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Piping in the Parlour series on Facebook which has been entertaining the world throughout the pandemic!

For more details regarding events taking place as part of ‘Return to London Town’ London’s 24th Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance (Fri 28 - Mon 31 Oct 2022) please see www.returntolondontown.org and www.irishmusicinlondon.org

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