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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

Aug
9
Anne-Marie Bell
NPU Organisational Announcement
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On behalf of the members, staff and board of Na Píobairí Uilleann I would like to wish Terry Moylan the very best for his retirement  as Archivist and staff member of the organisation effective from 22nd August 2018.

Terry has worked full time as Archivist since 2001 and in that time has had responsibility for production of An Píobaire and many other publications including the Dance Music of Seamus Ennis, The Man and His Music, Ceol an Phíobaire, Tunes for the Irish Pipes, two volumes of the Seán Reid Society Journals.  Terry has been responsible for the art work on many new publications including, The Art of Ullleann Piping, Pipers Choice series, also  Pipe Up educational resource, NPU annual calendars and numerous promotional brochures and displays.

Terry established the NPU physical and online Archive resources with continual additions and acquisitions. The programming of the monthly Notes and Narratives has been Terry’s responsibility which has added greatly to the archival material available on the NPU website. Terry has welcomed and facilitated many visitors/students to NPU for research purposes, also for the annual Culture Night events. Also over the past seventeen years Terry found the time to teach weekly  uilleann piping classes in NPU continuing what he had done for many years previously on a voluntary basis.

Terry was very proactive over a seven year period in furthering the initiative to have the Irish government submit an application to UNESCO to have uilleann piping inscribed on its inventory of intangible cultural heritage and in having An Post recognise the 50th anniversary of NPU by issuing a commemorative postage stamp.

Terry’s final day working in NPU will be Monday August 13th.

I would like to thank Terry for his achievements in his time working with the organisation and I wish him and his wife Pascale the very best of health and happiness for the future.

 

Gay McKeon

CEO

Jul
25
Anne-Marie Bell
Uilleann Pipe Making Course in Ballyfermot College of Further Education
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Places are now available on a two-year Uilleann Pipe making course at our PipeCraft Training Centre, Clonshaugh and will run in conjunction with  Ballyfermot College of Further Education as part of their Ceoltóir programme. The course commences in September 2018.

For applications, please see www.bcfe.ie.

For more information, contact paulmcgrattanbcfe@gmail.com