25 January 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Pictured is Monaghan piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn who was the winner of the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal in the concert final of the event which took place in Cork last Friday night.
Tiarnán was presented with a gold medal designed by the Cashel goldmsmith Pádraig Ó Mathúna and a cheque for €1,250 at the event, which was broadcast live by RTÉ Raidió na Geltachta from the Rochestown Park Hotel.
Tiarnán started playing the pipes with the Armagh Pipers Club when he was nine years of age. He has been playing and touring professionally since 1995 both with bands and as a solo performer and has appeared in Europe, the USA, Asia, Africa, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
He released the album ‘Ceol is Piob’ with his wife, singer Stephanie Makem, in 2008. He has presented TV and radio programmes for TG4, RTÉ and the BBC, and his music has been featured in the soundtracks for two films.
Eight pipers in all competed for the Gold Medal. Adjudication was performed by Mick O’Brien from Dublin and Ailean Domhnallach from Scotland.
Tiarnán was the recipient of a vote of congratulations on his achievement at Monday night’s meeting of Monaghan Town Council.

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