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Blackie O’Connell

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Blackie will be playing a special session with Siobhan Peoples and Cyril O’Donoghue in Jim’s Coffee House on Sunday at 4pm, as well as taking part in numerous other sessions around the village over the weekend. Make sure to catch him.

Michael “Blackie” O’Connell is one of the most exciting uilleann pipers in Irish traditional music.  Between extensive tours of Europe, the USA and the Far East, Blackie can be found at his sessions in local bars in Clare.  At concerts and sessions,  he performs with gusto, and audiences are swept away by his exuberant and fast flowing piping style.


Blackie goes through the sound of the pipes here and plays a tune with John Joe Kelly on the Bodhran. The video was shot in Ballyvaughan in West Clare, Ireland with a few images of the Clare countryside thrown in for the bargain.