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Brian McNamara is regarded as an authority on the music of South LeitrimBrian McNamara and on his instrument the Uilleann pipes. He has conducted extensive research on these subjects and has presented the outcomes of his research efforts on national and international stages. Some of his Guest Lectures and Lecture Tours conducted are highlighted below.

These lectures cover subject matter including the history of the Uilleann pipes from the 1600s to the present day, the music of South Leitrim and the surrounding North Connaught region of Ireland. Related subject areas include the strong associations between the music and people of South Leitrim and the musical repertoire and personalities in the USA in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Queries on Future Lectures and Bookings to: info@piperbrian.com

Upcoming Lectures


Guest Lectures Delivered

For enquiries relating to lecture availabiltiy please contact here.

Title: 'A Piper's Dream'
Date: October 9th, 2002
Venue: Seminar at 7pm entitled at Connolly House, Boston College, MA, USA.

Title: 'From Tiny Acorns: Leitrim piper's immense contribution to America and Irish Music'
Date: August 25th, 2002
Venue: The Pipers' Gathering, Shore Acres Inn, North Hero, Vermont, USA. Contact: www.pipersgathering.org

Title: 'The Fine Art of Piping' - Master Workshop for the Uilleann Pipes
Date: August 9th 2002.
Venue: Festival Interceltique De Lorient, France
Contact: www.festival-interceltique.com

Title: 'A voyage through Leitrim's musical past'
Date: July 2001
Venue: Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshanbo, Co, Leitrim, Ireland

Title: 'The Uilleann pipes; A social, cultural and historical perspective'
Date: Nov. 29th 1999
Venue: Music Dept. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

Title: 'South Leitrim's Musical Legacy'
Date: July 1999
Venue: O'Carolan Summer School, Keadue, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.

Title: 'Piping and the Irish-American Connection'
Date: March 1999
Venue: Irish American Cultural Institute Tour, [14 city tour throughout U.S.A]

Title: 'The Musical Heritage of South Leitrim'
Date: Feb 21st, 1999
Venue: Music Dept., Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

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