Preston Howard – Uilleann Pipes

Preston Howard

Preston has been playing traditional Irish dance music on the uilleann pipes (pronounced ‘ill-yun’) for over 20 years.  The uilleann pipes are Ireland’s national bagpipe and differ from their more famous Scottish cousin in that they are a bit quieter, lower-pitched, and have a much broader musical range.  Where the Scottish bagpipe is intended for marching into battle the Irish bagpipe is intended for enjoying communal dancing and maybe a pint or two.  Due to their larger musical range and more nuanced tonality, the uilleann pipes enjoy a resplendent repertoire as well as a plethora of playing styles in contrast to the militarized homogeneity of the Scottish piping tradition.  Preston’s focus has been on the older pre-famine Irish piping canon (1760’s-1850’s) as well as fiddle music from Cork, Kerry, Clare, Belfast, Sligo, and Fermanagh.

Monday: 12:15pm-3:15pm, Gate C8
Wednesday: 12:15pm-3:15pm, C8
Friday: 5:45am-8:45am, Gate C8

For more information about Preston Howard, please contact Preston Howard or visit:

Bandcamp: https://prestonhowardwilde.bandcamp.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/preston-ohiomhair