Pipecraft allows you to access pipemaking resources on the move from Na Píobairí Uilleann’s on-line digital archive, Source. The Pipecraft app features over 50 hours of video footage featuring the skills of leading uilleann pipe makers. There is no download charge and some free content, however you will need to register for an annual membership subscription to access most of the material and associated resources.
Some of the video material content contains potentially hazardous operations using sharp tools and/or dangerous equipment or substances. Please ensure that you have received proper safety training and consult manufacturer’s equipment safety instructions before attempting any operation shown. Na Píobairí Uilleann Teo. accepts no liability for any personal injury, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation or any loss of opportunity suffered by you in attempting any operation or process contained in this material. In order to view the material you must accept these Terms. Viewing the material constitutes acceptance of the Terms.
About Na Píobairí Uilleann
Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers, was founded in 1968 by pipers with the aim of protecting a threatened art form. Now, NPU is a thriving arts organisation with thousands of members, dedicated to servicing the aims and needs of uilleann pipers worldwide. It is the vision of NPU to enrich the lives of people worldwide through the music and culture of the Irish pipes and establish the music of the uilleann pipes as a major art form around the world in the 21st century.
Since unveiling its restored Georgian premises at 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin, in January 2007, NPU has been busy catering for the expanding demand for regular tuition as well as releasing a number of significant publications and recordings. With demand for pipes considerably exceeding supply, a dedicated Training Centre – Pipecraft – has been established to deliver training in the very highly skilled craft of uilleann pipemaking. NPU’s commitment to tuition, both on a weekly basis at its premises, and internationally, continues to grow, along with its public performance programme.
NPU also maintains a significant online presence. Source, our web-based piping and traditional music resource, makes available our accumulated training, tutorial and archive materials to lovers of Irish music around the world.
Na Píobairí Uilleann’s primary funding agencies include the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council