Midlands Uilleann Pipers at Canton Casey's yesterday afternoon. Photos courtesy of John Root.

International Uilleann Piping Day marked in Mullingar

The Midlands Uilleann Pipers marked International Uilleann Piping Day with a piping ceiluradh yesterday, Saturday, November 4 at Canton Casey’s in Mullingar.

People interested in learning about and/or to play the instrument were welcomed, and there was a 'try the pipes' hour during the afternoon.

Members of the group also offered information on how to start playing the uilleann pipes and on lessons.

Historian Ruth Illingworth gave a talk on the background and history to the pipes.