"The playing is from the heart of the tune, never hurried;
never sold short, generous and good-humoured..."
- The Living Tradition
Charlie Piggott was one of the founding members of De Danann, with whom he toured extensively in Europe, Canada and the US and has recorded several albums. He was also a member of the Irish musical group invited by the Smithsonian Institute to participate in the festival of American Folklife (1976) as part of the bi-centennial celebrations. Charlie plays in the old style and many of his seminal recordings have caused him to be hailed as "one of the most influential Irish banjoists of the generation". Recently, Charlie re-released The New Road (with Gerry Harrington), as well as his first solo album, The Days That Are Gone.
"a superb player... a superb touch..."
- Irish Ways Radio
In Conversation With Charlie Piggott
– The Sirius Arts Centre
"For this unique lunchtime event Charlie will play a little, talk a little and invite you to join him in conversation in an informal environment. Charlie is a consummate musician, delightful storyteller, and avid historian of the tradition. He has established a considerable reputation as a lecturer, with a great knowledge of traditional music and musicians."