GNIPC Performs This Sunday (16 Mar.)

March 15th, 2014

As we do every year, the Great Northern Irish Pipers Club will perform at the IMDA Day of Irish Dance at Landmark Center this coming Sunday, March 16th. Our performance begins at 3:40 pm in the Tea Room (3rd floor courtroom). Hope to see you there!


GNIPC Featured in Star Tribune!

March 15th, 2014

The Minneapolis Star Tribune article we’ve been talking about is now on the newsstands and online, and it’s terrific! Everyone who was at the March 2nd General Meeting was quoted, and the piece includes both video and photos.

Special thanks to Tom Klein for reaching out to the local media — the timing of this article is no coincidence — and most of all to Jeff Strickler, who spent quite a bit of time with Tom and Mick (he even bought us lunch), and attended the entire March 2 meeting along with photographer Marlin Levison. Clearly, Jeff is a journalist who cares about getting things right, and he’s done us a very good turn indeed in helping get the word out about our singular instrument!

Set List from Sun. 02 March 2014

March 7th, 2014

Here’s the complete set list from this past Sunday’s General Meeting. Hope to see you next month!

  1. Jigs: Newport Lasses (aka Trip to Athlone) / Gander in the Pratie Hole
  2. Jig: When Sick is it Tea You Want?
  3. Jigs: Out on the Ocean / The Cordal (aka Julia Clifford’s Jig) / Blarney Pilgrim / Jimmy Ward’s
  4. March of the Kings of Laois
  5. Reels: Rainy Day / Silver Spear
  6. Garret Barry’s Reel / Corney is Coming
  7. Reels: The Old Bush / Maid in the Cherry Tree
  8. Jig: Tatter Jack Walsh
  9. Jigs: Rolling Wave / Rambling Pitchfork
  10. Jigs: Humors of Ballyloughlin / Old Tipperary
  11. Jigs: Walls of Liscarrol / East at Glendart / Bill Hart’s Jig
  12. March: Eagle’s Whistle

Productive Week for the GNIPC!

March 7th, 2014

The past week has been a good one, with a sold-out seminar by Martino Vacca from Fullset (special thanks to the CIM for presenting this event!) and a well-attended General Meeting that was covered by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, for a feature story that’s scheduled to run on 3/15/2014.

Here are several pictures from Martino’s seminar:

Jon Shea at the seminar presented by Martino Vacca from Fullset on 2/27/2014

Martino Vacca from Fullset at his 2/27/2014 seminar

Martino Vacca from Fullset at his 2/27/2014 seminar

General Meeting Sunday 03.02.2014

February 26th, 2014

The next General Meeting of the Great Northern Irish Pipers Club will take place this coming Sunday 02 March 2014, from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at The Celtic Junction, 836 Prior Ave. N., St. Paul.

3:00 Club business: Welcome to the press; 
Dues; Tune Refresh Project
3:15 Tunes
4:00 Break
4:10 Hardware talk: making winter reeds; season-proofing reeds
4:30 Tunes
5:00 Adjourn

While I’ve got your attention, here are two quick reminders: February is Dues Month, so if you haven’t yet, please pay your dues at .
Also, the CIM-sponsored Martino Vacca seminar this Thursday evening at The Celtic Junction is now full. Thanks to all of you who have made this a sold-out event!

Hope to see you this Thursday or Sunday!


The Great Northern Irish Pipers' Club