The Ace & Deuce of Piping 2020

The Ace & Deuce of Piping 2020

Saturday, 3 October 2020, 8.00pm

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents
The Ace and Deuce of Piping 2020

Colm Broderick
Doireann Glackin and Sarah Flynn
Anne Skelton
Mary Bergin, Mick Conneely
Néillidh Mulligan and Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin
Brian Lennon, Séamus Quinn and Ciarán Curran
and hosted by Síle Denvir

Saturday 3rd October, 8pm
On all social media platforms and on
Until Saturday 17 October


The Ace and Deuce of Piping annual concert of traditional Irish music will be staged through film this year, in an innovative departure by Na Píobairí Uilleann in response to the public health crisis.

Recorded in various locations around Ireland in August 2020, The Ace and Deuce of Piping was produced, directed and edited by film-maker and uilleann piper Maitiú Ó Casaide and will be available to watch on NPU’s website ( and social media platforms on Saturday 3rd October at 8 p.m. Viewing will be available until the 17th October.

Leading artists Mary Bergin, Mick Conneely, Anne Skelton, Néillidh Mulligan and Caoimhe Ní Mhaolagáin, Doireann Glackin, Sarah Flynn, Colm Broderick, Brian Lennon, Séamus Quinn and Ciarán Curran feature in this year’s line up with the event hosted by Síle Denvir.

The Ace and Deuce concert is one of the most important annual events for the performance of traditional music, song and dance and is normally staged in Dublin’s iconic Liberty Hall Theatre.

The production necessitated a significant investment on the part of Na Píobairí Uilleann and will be available online free of charge. However, in lieu of the normal ticket sales for the concert, NPU has asked that audience members would support the event through voluntary donations.

Speaking about the decision to host the event through film, Na Píobairí Uilleann chief executive Gay McKeon commented, “The Ace and Deuce is a landmark event for traditional music and we felt that in the current environment it was absolutely imperative to provide a platform for the artists and bring their performances to the audience through film.

“I’d like to thank all the artists for participating in the Ace and Deuce project, Maitiú Ó Casaide for pulling the production together, sound engineer John Blake and cinematographer Victor Tzelepis.”

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