‘Performing, Promoting and Preserving Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage’ was a lively evening of performance, exploration, and discussion on the theme of intangible cultural heritage hosted by Manchán Magan online during Heritage Week 2021. The event, held on 19 August, was co-organised by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Digital Repository of Ireland.
In this excerpt from the full event video (https://vimeo.com/592064880), we hear from Claire Fennell and Emmett Gill, in conversation with Manchán Magan.
Claire Fennell is a multi- instrumentalist. She plays uilleann pipes, flute and tin whistle and has many All-Ireland titles on these instruments. Claire has a Bachelor of Music from CIT Cork School of Music, a Masters’ degree in Music Education in the University of Limerick and is now a qualified Music Secondary School Teacher.
Emmett Gill is an uilleann piper and Archivist with Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU). Born in London into a musical Irish family, Emmett has played the pipes from an early age. He regularly performs and teaches the uilleann pipes.