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William Kennedy Piping Festival


William Kennedy Piping Festival

17 - 20 November 2011 |

William Kennedy was an esteemed 18th century inventor, piper and pipe maker – so revered that there’s a festival in his name. This Northern Irish gem brings together pipers from all over the world (as well as the crème de la crème of Irish pipers) to County Armagh.

Organised by the Armagh Pipers Club, this was the first festival of its kind in Europe – famous for the breadth and variety of the live music programme and enchanting atmosphere. The festival is growing in stature and reputation every year.

It’s not to be missed – whether you’re a piper or just a lover of traditional music.

While you’re here…

Armagh City Youth Hostel
The perfect base for your Northern Ireland music escape.
39 Abbey Street, Armagh | T. 028 3751 1800

Armagh City Hotel
A sophisticated retreat in the heart of Armagh.
2 Friary Road, Armagh | T. 028 3751 8888

O’Toole’s Bar
Family-owed, 200-year-old pub which hosts traditional Irish music sessions on the first
Friday of every month.
227 Newtownhamilton Road, Armagh | T. 028 3753 9726

Old Barn Steak House & Grill
An exciting new restaurant set in a gorgeous old building. Roaring fires and juicy
steaks – always a winner.
5 Mowhan Road, Markethill, Armagh | T. 028 3755 2742

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