Tiarnán is an award winning Uilleann Piper from Monaghan who started playing the Uilleann Pipes when he was around nine years of age in The Armagh Pipers Club. 

He has won 4 Fleadh Ceoil (Ist place) All-Ireland titles –and two Oireachtas titles.

 

In January 2013, Tiarnán won the Seán O Riada Bonn Oir (Sean O Riada Gold Medal) competition.

 

Tiarnan has been described by many as being one of the most influential pipers of his generation.

 

 

Tiarnán has being touring and performing professionally on a regular basis since 1995 both as a member of various bands and as a solo performer. His music has taken him to Europe, United States, Asia, Africa, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

 

Tiarnan was recognized by the Irish government with an award in 2015 from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to purchase uilleann pipes in furtherance of his career.

 

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Tiarnán toured extensively with Máire Ní Bhraonáin (Clannad) from 1997-2001 and recorded two albums with Máire during that time. He has recorded with many different artists, between CDs, TV advertisements and his music has featured on two films. 

« Ó Duinnchinn’s precise articulate playing quickly explains his many awards. His mastery of the pipes is without question and leaves no doubt about the subtleties of his musical inventiveness. 

Journal of Irish Music

Mike Patterson “Piping Centre-Glasgow”

In his own playing, Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn achieves a smooth, confident elegance of technique and a precision of taste and expression that result in a style full of finesse, artistry and clarity of intention. 

He persuades the listener that he is wholly in control of the instrument and is drawing out the richest, purest and most persuasive emotion from his repertoire.

His technical command of the instrument is most impressive, particularly in the crispness of his close-fingering ornaments. He always appears to use his remarkable technical range strictly for musical ends.

Celtic Grooves, U.S.A

O Duinnchinn's uilleann piping is a marvel of invention, his deftness on regulators provides contrapuntal accents and complementary coloration to his chanter playing. 

His chanter work is both precise and hard-charging building expertly in intensity from smolder to blaze.

He is a superb player.

Earle Hitchner Irish Echo

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