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Album launch – Simon Pfisterer “Halfway there” & “Another way to go”
Nov 12, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Lucas’ bar, Parnell St. Ennis (back room)
Saturday 12th. November 2022 @ 3pm
Simon Pfisterer “Halfway there” & “Another way to go”
Double Album Release –
Simon Pfisterer: “Half Way There” & “Another Way to Go”
Uilleann piper Simon Pfisterer is releasing his debut albums “Half Way There” and “Another Way to Go” at this year’s Ennis Trad Fest.
Growing up in his home of Bavaria, Germany, Simon started to play different kinds of bagpipes from all over Europe at the age of 8 and found his love for the uilleann pipes and Irish traditional music when he was 12. After finishing school, in 2016 he moved to Ireland to study Irish Traditional Music at the University of Limerick where he graduated in 2020.
For his debut release as a solo musician, Simon decided to not only record one, but two albums:
“Half Way There”, implying the half-way mark of the proverbial 21 years it takes to be a piper Simon reached recently, contains solely traditional music. Taking many clear influences from important pipers, past and present, it constitutes a humble bow in front of past masters and the tradition.
“Another Way to Go” on the other hand, shows Simon’s abilities of thinking outside the box and adapting music that was not written for the uilleann pipes onto the instrument. 16 tracks of classical music, ranging from 16th century Spanish choral works adapted for 3 full sets of uilleann pipes, over fugues by Bach, country dances by Mozart, to 20th Century avantgarde compositions, jazz and videogame classics, show what is possible on the uilleann pipes.