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Feb
13
Anne-Marie Bell
Open call for applications to host an uilleann piper for International Uilleann Piping Day 2019
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This year Na Píobairí Uilleann is offering all IUPD organisers outside Ireland the opportunity to apply to host a piper at their event in 2019. The event must serve to raise initial awareness of the uilleann pipes or to build on the learning of existing uilleann pipers/teachers/reed makersOur commitment to providing a piper will of course be on the condition that NPU receive funding from Culture Ireland and the number of events we can support in this Open Call will be dependent on the level of funding received.

Full details and application form are available here:CI Open Call Form

The deadline for the application is 18 March.

For any questions, contact us at info@pipers.ie

Jan
30
Anne-Marie Bell
Traditional Arts Pedagogy Course Ulster University
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Sat 9th March and Sat April 6th , Ulster University Belfast Campus, York Street, Belfast

10am-4pm

Cost: £152

For more information email: flexed@ulster.ac.uk

 

 

Jan
18
Anne-Marie Bell
Lecture at IMBOLC: A History of Women in Uilleann Piping 1800’s -1900’s – Louise Mulcahy
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Date: 8th Feb 2019
Time: 13:00
Location: Cultúrlann Ui Chanáin

For more information visit: http://www.imbolcfestival.com/event/louise-mulcahy-a-history-of-women-in-uilleann-piping-1800s-1900s-lecture

Jan
17
Anne-Marie Bell
Trad Ireland: Invitation to tender – Application Deadline: February 15th
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Trad Ireland/ Traid Éireann wishes to retain a consultant to compile a
research report examining the challenges, opportunities, and supports
currently available to traditional arts practitioners in Ireland. The project
duration is 12 months, with a fixed timeline from March 01st 2019 to March
01st 2020. The research project is made possible through funding from The
Arts Council Project Award 2019. Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais i nGaeilge.

The research aim is to examine in detail the opportunities and challenges
currently faced by traditional arts practitioners in Ireland. Using a variety of
methodologies, the researcher will deliver evidence-informed recommendations
relating to professional development for traditional artists, and audience
engagement.

Trad Ireland / Traid Éireann is a newly-established entity, founded by Oisín Mac
Diarmada and Tristan Rosenstock, to promote the traditional arts throughout the
island of Ireland and support practitioners through advocacy and professional
development opportunities.

For full details: Trad Ireland ITT Report

Jan
11
Anne-Marie Bell
Pipemaking at Ballyfermot College of Further Education
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Following on from last years successful pilot programme in instrument making, Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) is pleased to announce that the college is now offering an instrument making strand as part of the college’s existing Higher National Diploma in  Music Performance Programme (Ceoltóir). The instrument making strand is run in cooperation with Na Píobairí Uilleann and commenced in September  2018.

This new programme in Musical Instrument Making and Performance is of 2 years duration and currently has 3 strands, Uilleann Pipe making, Flute making,  and Whistle making. The flute and whistle strands are taught by renowned flutemaker Hammy Hamilton and the pipemaking strand is taught  by Donnacha Dwyer on behalf of Na Píobairí Uilleann. All instrument making classes are taught in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre , Clonshaugh, D17.

The aim of this unique programme is to cater for a skills shortage within the traditional music community in terms of instrument making,  to enable students to develop their musical skills and understanding of Irish Traditional Music and to equip students with the skills and academic qualifications to enable them to have a successful career in music.

Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction profile are eligible for entry to the final year of  the  college’s BA (Hons) in Media Production Management programme  which is accredited by Dublin City University.

Applications:

Applications to the Ceoltóir programme and to the instrument making strand can be made through the college website www.bcfe.ie .

For Further Information Please contact:

paul.mcgrattan@bcfe.ie  or (01) 6269421

Dec
12
Anne-Marie Bell
Uilleann Pipe Classes January 2019
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Classes at 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 will be recommencing on the 22nd of  January 2019, catering to all levels.

For new registrations and any further information about these classes please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

Dec
6
Anne-Marie Bell
Call for Music Generation Development Officer, Roscommon
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Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board (GRETB) is currently inviting applications for the position of Music Generation Development Officer, Roscommon.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms: 12 noon, Monday 17 December, 2018

For application and more details, see:  https://www.musicgeneration.ie/news/article/opportunity-music-generation-development-officer-roscommon-re-advertisement/

Nov
8
Anne-Marie Bell
Uilleann Pipe Competition at Holywood Music Festival
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Wednesday 14 November , Queen’s Leisure Complex Studio, Holywood

For more information, see https://www.holywoodmusicfestival.com

 

Oct
8
Anne-Marie Bell
Reedmaking: 8-week Evening Course
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Venue: NPU 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

Time: Tuesday 8pm-9:30pm

Cost: €80 for 8 weeks 

Commencing: Tuesday 9th October

Learn the art of reedmaking from an experienced reedmaker in this 8-week course commencing Tuesday 9th October. Beginners and Intermediates welcome. All tools and materials will be provided. Over 16s only.

Register today by emailing info@pipers.ie

Aug
28
Anne-Marie Bell
NPU Organisational Announcement
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I am pleased to advise that Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) have appointed John Blake as Administrator of the organisation effective from August 29th 2018.

John, who will report directly to me, will succeed Emmett Gill, who in turn will replace Terry Moylan as Archivist.

John will have responsibility for the efficient and effective running of the organisation by ensuring the delivery of excellent services to uilleann pipers, pipe makers, piping enthusiasts and the Irish traditional arts community worldwide. In doing so, John will play a key role in the day to day implementation of our annual Arts Plan and organisational strategy.

John has previously worked as supervisor of the local training initiative archive project at NPU.  Apart from being an outstanding multi-instrumentalist, John also has a wide range of skills in production, engineering and event management.

I congratulate John on his appointment and welcome him to the team at NPU. I wish John the very best of success in his new role and career with the organisation.

Gay McKeon

CEO