Cormac Cannon - Uilleann Pipes / High-altitude crochet

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Cormac Cannon

Artists Profile

Cormac Cannon began learning the whistle from Mary Bergin at an early age. He took up the pipes some years later, learning initially from Tommy Keane and later from other prominent players during regular visits to the Willie Clancy summer school. He has toured and taught in Ireland, Japan, Africa, the USA and throughout Europe. In 2011, he recorded the album "The Trip to Carrick" in collaboration with Lamond Gillespie and John Blake. Other recorded output includes The Cobblestone Sessions (Mulligan 2002), Rogha Scoil Samhradh Willie Clancy 2008 and a series of albums recorded by his mother, harpist Kathleen Loughnane.

Cormac has a keen interest in the music of the older pipers and fiddle players, particularly the music of Clare and Kerry, and a preference for the sound of the flat-pitched pipes.