Pádraig McGovern hails from Ballymagovern, a townland in the Cavan-Leitrim border area but has resided in Co. Monaghan for over a decade. He was taught by Belturbet piper P.J. Flood and heavily influenced by accordionist Vincent Tighe and the Leitrim researcher and collector Fr. John Quinn. Pádraig has recorded with numerous artists over the past decade, including a duet album with Peter Carberry entitled ‘Forgotten Gems’ (2013) and more recently with the highly acclaimed band ‘Garadice’ on their self-titled album(2018) and ‘Sanctuary’ in 2023. His recording of ‘Easter Snow’ and ‘Sally Gally’ with pianist Ryan Molloy was shortlisted in the best folk track category at the 2021 RTE folk awards. He has worked as a researcher/performer on many projects including ‘The Leitrim Equation 4’ and ‘The Pipes, The Pipes’, a show devised by Dónal Dineen and produced by Siobhán O’ Malley. Padraig has also performed with many household bands and artists including Lúnasa, Dervish, Téada, Gatehouse, Steve Cooney, Ryan Molloy & Dónal Lunney.

Goals for the class in Lutzensommern Workshop 2025

  • Repertoire from the Leitrim tradition
  • Appropriate use of ornamentation and variation
  • Using ornamentation to enhance dance rhythm in the tunes
  • Regulator discussion and experimentation
  • The chromatic scale on the Uilleann pipes (chanter keys would be advantageous)

Kurssprache ist englisch. Der Kurs ist auf 10 Teilnehmer begrenzt.

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