pipeline

pipeline

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"PIPELINE'S excellent music is a must for any lover of Celtic music! With wonderful playing of pipes, whistles, harps, bouzoukis and guitars by its two members Dermot Hyde and Tom Hake. Congratulations!" Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains, Dublin.

Biography

PIPELINE is an amazing duo comprising Dermot Hyde on uilleann pipes, whistles, vocals, small pipes, and Tom Hake playing bouzouki, guitar and harp. The two musicians offer a repertoire which comprises both traditional and brand new music from Ireland, Scotland, Galicia, and Brittany, - not forgetting the tunes and songs of the typical "emigration-lands," America, Canada and Australia. PIPELINE appears to be the only duo in the business that is able to combine the real genuine article, - "frighteningly beautiful music," with what audiences call their "unrivalled and original sense of entertainment." And it's this very mixture which makes the two musicians and their show unique.

The dance music and songs, as well as the moving airs of all the Celtic lands are represented here, played innovatively on a vast battery of instruments from bagpipes to bouzoukis, from flutes to drums. All the while the audience is treated to a “mesmerising collage of sound," interspersed with a witty informative stage presence. With a musical pedigree that is beyond question, Hyde and Hake understand how to take music to the people. Both men bring with them an innate ability to touch an audience, born from years of experience on stage and in the theatre.

"Whilst Dermot Hyde straps on his Irish Bagpipes and grasps for his flute, Tom Hake uses the chance and explains the importance of the love song in the lives of generations of Celts. Hake's fingers glide over the strings of the Celtic harp to the strains of a soulful romantic melody, and then the pipes enter. Overwhelming conviction. The audience closes its eyes and is immediately transposed into a new and very different world. The moment forces its way into your soul. This is music. This is what life is about!"

Living on mainland Europe at the moment, Pipeline's live and TV performances over the past short while have included places as varied as Sacapoli, Casale Monferrato and Buorgonuovo in Italy, Telc and Prag in the Czech Republic, Poland, Vienna and Linz in Austria , Santiago and La Coruna in Spain and Nitra in Slovakia.

Pipeline are regular visitors to North America, and indeed the duo has played all over that continent, from Owen Sound in Northern Canada right down to Memphis in Tennessee, - from New York City to Los Angeles, and from Cambria in Southern California right up to the beautiful wine country of Sebastopol north of San Francisco.The following are some of Pipeline’s favourite North American concert venues over the last couple of years:

IN THE US

MILWAUKEE IRISH FEST
PITTSBURGH CELTIC FESTIVAL
CHICAGO IRISH FEST
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL
BETHLEHEM PENNSYLVANIA
LEXINGTON MASSACHUSSETTS
NEW YORK THE ASSOCIATION OF PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTERS
WASHINGTON THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE

IN CANADA:

GODERICH FESTIVAL, ONTARIO
CAPE BRETON, CELTIC COLOURS
VANCOUVER
OTTAWA
CALGARY
GUELPH
MONTREAL
TORONTO, HUGH’S ROOM

Throughout these tours Pipeline has shared the stage with some of the finest musicians in the Celtic genre including Carlos Nunez, Lunasa, Davy Spillane, Sean Keane, Dervish, Tommy Makem, and The Fureys

Discography

THE RED LINE. Pipeline, 2009
PIPELINE. Dermot Hyde, Tom Hake, 2003

Set List

PIPELINE play a concert lasting approx 90 minutes, consisting of two sets of 45 minutes.

"The music pipeline plays is to a great extent brand-new and composed for the most part by Dermot Hyde. It is easy to "feel" the traditional" in the songs and melodies, but the arrangements and presentation allow the whole package to slide in right up to date beside us!"