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Jun
1
Emmett Gill
Instrument Making Course – BCFE
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Instrument Making Course at BCFE

Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) is pleased to announce that the college will be offering an instrument making strand to run in conjunction with the college’s existing Higher National Diploma in Irish Traditional Music performance programme (Ceoltóir).

The instrument making stand will be run in co-operation with Na Píobairí Uilleann and will commence as a 1 year pilot project in September 2017.

The pilot programme will have 3 strands, uilleann pipe making, flute making and whistle making and students will be limited to 6 students per strand. The flute and whistle strands will be taught by the renowed flutemaker Hammy Hamilton and tuition for the pipemaking classes will be taught by Na Píobairí Uilleann. All instrument making classes will be taught in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre.

Applications

Applications to the Ceoltóir programme and to the instrument making strand can be made through the college website www.bcfe.ie. If applying for the instrument making strand please put ‘Instrument Making’ along with your preferred instrument in the ‘Course Title’ section of the application form.

For additional information please contact:

Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, D10

BCFE - Instrument Course

May
31
Emmett Gill
Introducing Friends of NPU
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Friends

We are now pleased to announce the launch of our Friends of Na Píobairí Uilleann programm

Funds generated from the new scheme will help to expand our outreach teaching activities. The subscription is €40 per year and all Friends receive:

  • Access to our collection of audio and video recordings in our on-line archive Source
  • Access to our audio and video collections on mobile music app MovingCloud
  • Access to thousands of tunes transcribed from old publications in our Irish Music Collections Online
  • Access to our online Library

If you would like to support the work of NPU, please sign up at www.pipers.ie/register

About Friends of Na Píobairí Uilleann

Introducing our new Friends scheme. Being a Friend of Na Píobairí Uilleann offers people a chance to Share the Sound of Ireland by supporting our programme of activities and events. For more information about our activities see our latest Annual Report here

About Na Píobairí Uilleann

Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers was founded in 1968 when there were less than 100 uilleann pipers remaining. Today NPU is a thriving arts organisation dedicated to Sharing the Sound of Ireland through Access, Education, Performance and Preservation, delivered through the organisation’s commitment to excellence in values, governance and processes. NPU are fully compliant with the Governance Transparency Scale A Standard.

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.

Na Píobairí Uilleann’s primary funding agencies include The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council.

Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Phone: +353-1-8730093
Email: info@pipers.ie
Website: www.pipers.ie
Facebook: www.facebook.com/napiobairiuilleann
Twitter: www.twitter.com/napiobairi
Apps: www.pipers.ie/apps

Bunaíodh Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) sa bhliain 1968, tráth a raibh níos lú ná 100 píobaire fágtha in Éirinn. Ach inniu, is eagraíocht ealaíon faoi bhláth í NPU atá tiomnaithe do Cheol na hÉireann a dháileadh trí Rochtain, Oideachas, Taibhiú agus Caomhnú. Déantar é seo trí ghealltanas na heagraíochta d’ard-chaighdeán i luachanna, i rialachas agus i bpróisis.

Tar éis athchóiriú a dhéanamh uirthi, osclóidh a ceanncheathrú Sheoirseach ag 15

Jan
20
Emmett Gill
PipeCraft Courses for 2017
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PipeCraft Courses for 2017

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  • Bellows Making with Niall Kelleher 18th – 20th July (PipeCraft)
  • Reedmaking with Paddy O’Hare 8th – 10th August (PipeCraft)
  • Hollow and Solid Mainstocks with Bill Haneman 21st – 23rd August (PipeCraft)
  • Tools and Jigs for Pipemaking: Tubing benders, tonehole cutters, and more with Bill Haneman 25th – 27th October (PipeCraft)

If you are interested in registering for any of these courses, or require further information please email info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-8730093

Apr
26
Emmett Gill
Annual Tionól 2016 – Reedmaking and Piping Classes
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Na Píobairí Uilleann Annual Tionól 2016 will take place at the Majestic Hotel, Tramore, Co Waterford on 27th to 29th May.

Advanced Reedmaking Classes with Benedict Koehler will take place on Friday and Saturday from 2pm Friday to 9pm and 10.30am Saturday to 3.30pm.

Fee is €80 and there are limited places available. Please call 01-8730093 or email info@pipers.ie to reserve a place.

Piping Classes with Mickey Dunne, Pat Broderick and Ciarán Mac Fheidhlimidh will take place on Saturday 28th May from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Fee for piping classes is €30.

Apr
25
Emmett Gill
Scholarships 2016
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Scholarships

Na Píobairí Uilleann will award five piping scholarships for 2016.
Subject to demand, a minimum of two scholarships will be specifically reserved for non Irish resident applications.

Successful applicants can attend piping classes at any of the following :

  • Willie Clancy Summer School – Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare,
  • South Sligo Summer School – Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo,
  • Scoil Acla – Cashel, Achill Island, Co. Mayo
  • Joe Mooney Summer School – Drumshambo, Co. Leitrim.
  • Catskills Irish Arts Week – East Durham , N.Y.

See application form for terms and conditions. We request that recordings to support applications are of solo piping.

Closing date for NPU Summer School Scholarships is Thursday 28th April 2016

To download the NPU Scholarship Application form – Scholarship Application Form 2016

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy will again award Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin, a Family Scholarship in honour of Muiris Ó Rócháín.

Mhuiris

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin is open to any family with two or more family members wishing to attend classes at the Summer School. Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin will entitle the family to use of a three bedroom house during Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and free access to classes for up to four family members either adults or children.

The committee of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy have again asked Na Píobairí Uilleann to review the applications and award the scholarship.

To downloand the application form Click Here and email to emmett@pipers.ie or post to

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin
Na Píobairí Uilleann
15 Henrietta St.
Dublin 1

Closing date for applications is 28th April 2016 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2016.

Mar
18
Emmett Gill
Upcoming PipeCraft courses
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PipeCraft

Upcoming courses at PipeCraft, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park 

Tuesday 29th March - Michael Hubbert- Responsible Pipe Restoration; Attitudes and Techniques with Michael Hubbert

Wednesday 30th March – 3 day Bellows making course with Donnacha Dwyer

Saturday 7th May – 2 day course – Practical Acoustics with Bill Haneman

A limited number of places for all courses are available. Please email info@pipers.ie or call +353 1 873 0093 for bookings or further information.

Feb
11
Emmett Gill
PipeCraft – Practical Acoustics and Application to Pipemaking
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PipeCraft – Practical Acoustics and Application to Pipemaking

Dates – Saturday 7th May – Sunday 8th May

Location: PipeCraft, Unit 44, Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Bill Haneman

Cost: €80

This course will present acoustic theory from the specific perspective of uilleann pipes, with an emphasis on practical application to pipe making, reeding, design, and tuning.  A minimum of mathematical formulae will be required.  A selection of recommended readings from a readily available textbook will be supplied to students in advance of the class.  At the end of the course, students will have new insights into how the physical characteristics of pipes come together to determine their sound, and new conceptual and practical techniques for tuning and design. Numerous myths, misunderstandings, and oversimplifications will be dispelled.

The fee for participation is €80 and places are limited.

To reserve a place, please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

Feb
11
Emmett Gill
PipeCraft – Maintenance Class Monday 21st March.
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PipeCraft

PipeCraft – Maintenance Class Monday 21st March.

Location: PipeCraft, Unit 44, Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Donnacha Dwyer

Cost: €40

The workshop will comprise of several hands on instruction sessions on how to solve various problems that participants may have encountered and which they would benefit learning how to deal with these issues for themselves, such as repair and/or replacement of valves in bellows, replacement of stocks in the bag, cleaning of their pipes a step by step approach etc.

Participants are required to bring their own set of pipes with them on the day and also to send any queries on faults or problems that they would like covered, when they make their application for a place on the course. Each persons query will be dealt with individually and all participants will experience and benefit from the tasks involved.  

The fee for participation is €40 and places are limited.

To reserve a place, please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

Feb
1
Emmett Gill
Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin
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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy will again award Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin, a Family Scholarship in honour of Muiris Ó Rócháín.

Mhuiris

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin is open to any family with two or more family members wishing to attend classes at the Summer School. Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin will entitle the family to use of a three bedroom house during Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and free access to classes for up to four family members either adults or children.

The committee of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy have again asked Na Píobairí Uilleann to review the applications and award the scholarship.

To downloand the application form click here and email to emmett@pipers.ie or post to

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin
Na Píobairí Uilleann
15 Henrietta St.
Dublin 1

Closing date for applications is Thursday 28th April 2016 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2016.

May
27
Emmett Gill
Upcoming PipeCraft courses – June/July 2015
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Advanced Reedmaking with Mick O’Brien

Date: 30th June – 2nd July

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Location: PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh

Cost: €60 per person

 

Advanced Reedmaking with Padraig O’Kane

Date: 14th July – 16th July

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Location: PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh

Cost: €60 per person

 

Bellows Making with Niall Kelleher and Daniela Ferretti

Date: 21st – 23rd July

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm

Cost: €160 per person

Location: PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh

 

If you are interested in participating in any of the above courses or have any questions in relation to the courses please email: info@pipers.ie or call +353 1 8730093