Greg Waite and David Kidron present a hive of honeyed sound—two members of the loose collective known as Erin Street, regularly performing at Dunedin’s famous Albar, will deliver a program of Irish music on pipes and fiddle, with a few items from other traditions gathered during their musical journeys.

David (aka Davy Kidd) began his professional career in his teens with legendary Australian bush band the Bushwackers when they formed in 1971. He collided with and was smitten by the immigrant Irish music scene in Melbourne, where he also played with Moving Cloud. The city offered multi-ethnic exposure—Greek, Balkan etc.—and he got into Jewish music and ended up playing mostly Klezmer while living in USA. He was involved in pioneering klezmer/ string band USA style in Freilachmakers Old Time String Band. He is now more of a klez purist, still very interested in Eastern European music—and of course God’s chosen music... Irish. 

Greg has played uilleann pipes for many years, along with whistles, concertina and accordeon. The busy times of band work with Dunedin’s Pog Band, Blackthorn, and Half Legendary men have passed, allowing more time to focus on the intricacies of the pipes as a solo instrument and in the ideal duo combination with fiddle.

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Workshop

Introduction to the Uilleann Pipes

Greg Waite will explain the intricacies of the Uilleann Pipes and the different features that they contribute to the style of Irish music. There will also be the opportunity for participants to strap on a set of pipes and try them out.

 

Appearances

Concert
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Workshop
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