Southern California Tionól
November 10 - 12

The 2017 Southern California Tionól will take place over the weekend of November 10, 11 & 12, 2017.

Our guest this year will be Patrick Hutchinson. For reedmaking we're delighted to welcome our own local reed maestro Michael O'Donovan to offer moral support to one and all.

This years classes and party are back in the home of Gabriel McKeagney.

The concert will be held in the beautiful Spanish Mission town of San Juan Capistrano's Library. You will be familiar with this location from our Tionól last year and also one with Robbie Hannan many moons ago.

Friday will be the usual meet and greet/session. Classes will be held during the day on Saturday followed by the concert that evening. Sunday will be a more relaxed day of learning and piping lore.

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

Anyone that buys a flight to attend earns a $25 discount off registration.

Workshop Location:

Gabriel McKeagney's home, San Juan Capistrano. (address available upon direct communication)

Concert Location:

7:30PM - San Juan Capistrano Library, 31495 El Camino Real, in San Juan Capistrano - (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 Classes Classes Dinner Concert Session & Party. Please BYOB!
Reedmaking Reedmaking

11:00am - 12:30pm: A piping related presentation will take place featuring our guests.

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

Patrick Hutchinson

Patrick Hutchinson is an internationally recognized performer and teacher of the Irish Uilleann pipes, with more than thirty years exerience and an eclectic repertoire that encompasses both the traditional and the experimental.

Patrick has appeared on WGBH's A Celtic Sojourn, with the Cambridge Revels, and on recordings by Loreena McKennitt and Oliver Schroer, among others. He has provided the music for many theatrical productions including Brian Friel's Translations, Frank McGuinness's Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, and Carthaginians, and his piping can be heard in the Highlander movies. He holds a Ph.D in ethnomusicology from Brown University, which he did in order to write about his teacher, Chris.

Currently, he teaches pipes for the Comhaltas Boston Music School. He twice won the All-Ireland title in Uilleann Pipes Slow Airs, twenty-two years apart, most recently in 2014 in Sligo.

You can find Patrick teaching in the Video Tutor section of the Na Píobairí Uilleann website at pipers.ie. He is known for his own unique settings, and for bringing to light tunes long buried.

Link: Patrick Hutchinson on Facebook

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