Return to London Town Festival 2020 - Ashford Place - Uilleann Pipes Workshop - Rita Farrell

Traditional Irish Uilleann Pipes Workshop 11am-1pm
Intermediate – Advanced Level
Tutor: Rita Farrell

About this Event

Ashford Place is a Covid secure venue with capacity monitoring, social distancing, sanitising measures and a one way system in place.

Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before your workshop start time to register (wearing a face covering, unless exempt). Please sanitise your hands on arrival and adhere to all social distancing guidelines.

The on-site cafe will be open for drinks and snacks during your visit.

Please note that this workshop is aimed at Intermediate to Advanced level players (not beginners).

Rita Farrell

Rita Farrell is a London born uilleann piper, traditional flute and piano player. With family roots firmly in County Leitrim, she initially started playing the tin-whistle at the age of 5. Rita eventually progressed onto the concert flute and uilleann pipes under the direction of Marian Gill, Damien Mullane and Emmett Gill. During her teens, Rita went on to win multiple national and international medals at the Fleadh Cheoil.

After studying at Queens University Belfast, Rita returned to settle in London where she practices as an Architect and remains a prominent figure in the traditional Irish music and session scenes, organising the London based International Uilleann Piping day annually.

Over the years, she has played at many traditional music festivals worldwide and has featured in many concerts at Willie Clancy Summer School. Most recently, Rita appeared on The Graham Norton Show, playing alongside Robbie Williams and featured in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Piping in the Parlour series on Facebook which has been entertaining the world throughout the pandemic!

For more details regarding events taking place as part of ‘Return to London Town’ London’s 22nd Festival of traditional Irish music, song and dance (Fri 23 – Sat 25 Oct 2020) please see and