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Made of Athy plaque to Brian Hughes unveiling

A plaque to celebrate the significant musical contribution of Brian Hughes will be unveiled this Saturday 27th August at Athy Community Library. 

The brainchild of Colm Walsh through the Made of Athy initiative and supported by Kildare Council Council, this is one of a series of plaques throughout the town celebrating Athy's connections with well-known names and faces including Jack L, Leonard Cohen, Mani (The Stone Roses) and Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy).  

Brian has produced six CDs to date and has become a hugely influential whistle player to musicians all over the world. Widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation, his playing has changed the course of whistle playing as we know it today and his piping has a style which seems to be uniquely perfect for his understated mastery, in particular on the flat set of uilleann pipes. He is highly sought after for his teaching skills on both whistle and pipes and he has taught, performed and toured at festivals and music schools all over Ireland, England and Europe.

Athy Community Library | Saturday 27th August | 11.30am sharp


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