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The Pipes, the Pipes A-Calling

David Power, uileann pipes
Malcolm Proud, organ

David Power is a member of groups ‘Masters of Tradition’ and ‘Pipers Union’. He performed in the off-Broadway ‘Love’s Pure Light’, recorded music for the Irish Repertory Theatre’s ‘The Field’ and was a cast member and musician in the Broadway production of Eugene O’Neill’s ‘A Touch of the Poet’. He has three critically acclaimed solo recordings ‘My Love is in America’, ‘Cuachín Ghleann Neifin’ and ‘The Eighteen Moloney’ (2014). He has performed with poets Michael Davitt, Kerry Hardie, Seamus Heaney, Dermot Bolger and Robert Pinsky. He worked with accordionist Tony MacMahon, writer Dermot Bolger and director John Comisky to develop a show called ‘The Frost is All Over’. He regularly performs with fiddle player Martin Hayes. He collaborated in a project for stage with Kerry Hardie and Olivia O’Leary called ‘To Find a Heathen Place and Sound a Bell’ which had its debut at the Kilkenny Arts festival. His most recent work includes a newly commissioned show for Music Network, called ‘Edges of Light’, and a collaboration with Early Music Group Camerata Kilkenny called ‘The Piper and the Faerie Queen’.

Malcolm Proud won first prize at the Edinburgh International Harpsichord Competition in 1982. He has performed at all the major Irish festivals and has concertised throughout Europe, the U.S.A., Japan, Canada, Portugal. In 2016 he gave harpsichord recitals at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, at Fenton House in London playing the Queen’s 1612 Ruckers, at the Cobbe Collection of Historical Keyboard Instruments in Hatchlands, Surrey, and at Handel/Hendrix House in London. Organist of St. Canice’s Cathedral in Kilkenny, his CD of Bach’s Clavierübung III recorded on the Metzler Organ at Stein am Rhein in Switzerland was released in 2008 on the Maya Recordings label. He has performed on many historic organs such as the 15th century instrument in Valère-Sion in Switzerland, the 1565 Antegnati in Mantua, the 1610 Compenius in Frederiksborg in Denmark, and the 1766 Riepp in Ottobeuren in Germany. In 2010 Malcolm Proud played Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos with Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s English Baroque Soloists at the London Proms and at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival. He has recorded Bach’s 5th Brandenburg Concerto with both the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the English Baroque Soloists. In 2016, with Camerata Kilkenny and uilleann piper David Power he toured a programme entitled ‘The Piper and the Faerie Queen’ throughout Ireland. In 2018 they will tour this programme to Belgium, Finland and Germany.


William Byrd (1543-1623)

The Trumpetts, The Irishe Marche, The Bagpipe and the Drone

Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1733)

O’Carolan’s Concerto

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Round O

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Andante ma Adagio from Bassoon Concerto KV191 (1774)

Allegro and Andante in F minor for a Mechanical Organ, KV 608

Arr. Kevin Volans (b.1949)

Umzi watsha (Zulu children’s song)    


Bean Dubh a’ Ghleanna

Edward Keating Hyland (1780-1845)

The Fox Chase

Claude Balbastre (1727-99)

Marche des Marseillois (Marseillaise) et L'air Çi-ra (1792)


The Downfall of Paris

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)

Musette and Menuet from ‘Scylla et Glaucus’ (1746)


Malcolm Proud and David Power are supported by Music Network’s Music Capital Scheme, funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Music Network is funded by the Arts Council.

Performer photo
David Power
Malcolm Proud