Southern California Tionól
November 16 & 17

The 2013 Southern California Tionól will take place over the weekend of November 16 & 17, 2013.

We are delighted this year to welcome two exquisite pipers - Eamonn Dillon and local boy Patrick D'Arcy. At the reedmaking table we're delighted to welcome our own local reed maestro Michael O'Donovan. Pipemaker David Quinn, will be there and is planning to do a presentation on pipemaking.

This years event will be held in a Community Center in the beautiful Spanish Mission town of San Juan Capistrano. You will be familiar with this location from our Tionól concerts. Friday will be the usual meet and greet/session. Classes will be held during the day on Saturday. Sunday is available for limited private lessons with Eamonn and Patrick. Send me an email to book a slot pat@socalpipers.com

Sunday location to be locked down.

Registration: $100
Concert Only: $20 suggested donation at the door.

Anyone that buys a flight to be there gets a $25 discount.

Workshop & Concert Location:

7:30PM - Community Center: 30201 Outpost Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 (about a mile from Gaby's house)

Meet & greet. Please BYOB!
10:30AM-12:30PM 12:30-2PM 2-3PM 3-4PM 6-7:30PM 7:30-10:30PM 10:30-12AM
Beginner Bootcamp & Private Lessons Lunch Master Class Q&A with Eamonn David Quinn Presentation on the Taylor Brothers Dinner Concert Session & Party. Please BYOB!
Reedmaking Reedmaking

Limited private lessons available with Eamonn and Patrick. Send me an email to book a slot pat@socalpipers.com

Location for tunes still being figured out.

Airport and Accommodation
Airport: The closest would be John Wayne Airport (Santa Ana) but Long Beach Airport [sometimes cheapest, check out Jet Blue Airways for pricing] or LAX will also work.


We get consistently good rates at the Fairfield Inn Mission Viejo, CA

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Guest Bios

Eamonn Dillon

Born in West Belfast, Northern Ireland, Uillleann Piper and whistle player EAMONN DILLON has toured and recorded both as a solo artist and with a varied group of performers, touring shows and bands. Working between the US, Canada and Europe , his music has been featured on several film and television programs around the world. He has performed and recorded as a featured artist in both traditional , theatrical and mixed genre ensembles, including NEEDFIRE, JOHN MCDERMOTT, (The Irish Tenors,) CELTIC BRIDGE, KING JAMES, SARAH PACKIAM, & PALOMA FAITH amongst others.

He first learned the tin whistle from his father, and TARA DIAMOND, before getting his first set of UILLEANN PIPES, made by the great master SEAN MCALOON , who mentored him while starting out.

He is currently finalizing production in the U.S. on his new CD, featuring many talented guest musicians and vocalists.

Link: http://www.eamonndillon.com/

Patrick D'Arcy

Patrick D'Arcy hails from Dublin, Ireland and has spent most of his musical life in California.

The recent release of his debut solo album "Wallop The Spot" has received critical acclaim and radio play both in the US and in Ireland.

As well as recording and performing with local bands and producers in Los Angeles, Patrick tours regularly both in the US and internationally. He also participates in online recording sessions with artists all around the world. He is a stalwart of the LA session scene hosting up to three sessions a week for his sins.

He enjoys teaching the Uilleann pipes locally in California as well as at tionĂ³il around the country and now via online methods, to a world wide student body.

In the early days of playing the Uilleann pipes he would venture to County Clare to attend the legendary "Willie Clancy Summer School" in Milltown Malbay. Patrick's piping influences include the old masters such as Seamus Ennis, Willie Clancy and Tommy Reck as well as many contemporary players such as Liam O'Flynn, Mick O'Brien, Jimmy O'Brien-Moran and Ronan Browne.

He is a founding member of the Southern California Uilleann Pipers Club and creator of UilleannObsession.com

Patrick plays two main instruments, one in concert pitch by Koehler & Quinn and the other a "flat set" in B by Geoff Wooff.

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