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Anne-Marie Bell
Watch Notes and Narratives Live Thursday 20 February

Notes & Narratives

Seán Keane (interviewed by Seán Potts)

Contentment is Wealth:a musical life

Watch Live on NPU-TV here

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents Notes & Narratives – a series of monthly performance-based lectures on traditional music, song and dance by some of Ireland’s finest traditional artists

Thursday 20th February 2020

Venue: 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

Commencing 8.00pm

Admission €10 (Concession €5)

Supported by The Arts Council


Fionntan Byrne
Courses at PipeCraft: Easter 2020
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The following upcoming courses will take place this April at our PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh:


Tools and Jigs for Pipe Making with Patrick O’Hare

Date: Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: €180
For more information see


Pipes Maintenance Course with John Butler

Date: Friday 17th April
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: €50
For more information see


To register your interest in either course or for more information please contact or call +353-1-8730093. Places are limited. 

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Fionntan Byrne
Accomodation for Tionól Dhún na nGall

If An Óige – Errigal Hostel is fully booked for Tionól Dhún na nGall, alternative accommodation can be found at: 

Poison Glen House on

Teach Jimí Mhicí on AirBnB

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Anne-Marie Bell
New album release – Uilleann piping from County Waterford: Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

We are delighted to announce the release of the Ace and Deuce of Piping Volume 4 –  a solo recording by Caoimhín Ó Fearghail on concert pitch pipes. 

Available here from our shop:

Also available for digital download on Bandcamp at



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Track Listing: 

  1. Mary McMahon/The Reel of Mullinavat 
  2.  Jigs: John Lydon’s / Nóra Chríonna
  3. Reels: The Fermoy Lasses / The One-Horned Cow / The Rambling Thatcher
  4. Air: Miss Brien an Chúilfhionn
  5. Set Dance/Hornpipe: Bonaparte’s Retreat / Callaghan’s Hornpipe
  6. Jigs: The Humours of Cloyne / Whelan’s Old Sow
  7. Air/Hornpipe: Cáit Ní Dhuibhir / The Stack of Wheat
  8. Reels: John Kelly’s Bean an Tincéara / Paddy Rafferty’s
  9. Hornpipe: Johnny Cope
  10. Jigs: Barrel Rafferty’s / The Humours of Castlelyons
  11. Reels: Jem Byrne’s / Johnny McGreevy’s / The Concert Reel
  12. Air: Lá ‘le Pádraig
  13. Jigs: Buachaillí Bhaile Mhic Anndáin / Luighseach Nic Cionnaith / Pádraig Mac Giollarnáth
  14. Reels: The Dunmore Lasses / The Boy in the Gap


Emmett Gill
Update to website

We have just updated our website section on suggestions when buying pipes.

This section should be useful to anyone who is planning to purchase a set of pipes for the first time.

Please take a look and if you have any feedback or suggestions, please contact us via email:


Anne-Marie Bell
Job Opportunity: Musicians/Music Tutors – MUSIC GENERATION Galway County & Roscommon

–          MUSICIANS/ MUSIC TUTORS – MUSIC GENERATION Galway County & Roscommon


Further particulars and application forms are available from   


If interested in applying, please note the closing date for receipt of applications, by post only, is 12.00 p.m. on Friday, 22nd November, 2019.



–        CEOLTÓIRÍ / TEAGASCÓIRÍ CEOIL – MUSIC GENERATION Contae na Gaillimhe & Ros Comáin


Is féidir teacht ar bhreis sonraíochtaí poist agus foirm iarratais ag


Má tá spéis agat iarratas a chur isteach, tabhair faoi deara le do thoil gurb é an dáta deiridh le hiarratais a bheith faighte, sa phost amháin, ná an 12.00 i.n., Dé hAoine, 22 Samhain, 2019.

Anne-Marie Bell
Organisational Announcement

Na Píobairí Uilleann is pleased to appoint Clara Doose Grunefeld as Administrative Assistant effective 11th November 2019.

Clara who  has worked in sales administration in Germany and in retail in Ireland will bring her expeience in both areas to NPU. Clara has a M.A. in Anthropology from Hamburg University. She has recently graduated with a HND in Traditional Irish Music Performance from Ballyfermot College of Further Education. Clara plays flute and concertina.

Clara will report to Anne-Marie Bell, Administrator at NPU and we congratulate her on her appointment and wish her a long, successful and fulfilling career with the organisation.

Anne-Marie Bell
Design and Crafts Council of Ireland: External Exhibitions Fund 2020 | Call for Applications

For information, see:

Anne-Marie Bell
Netta Jane Johnston Uilleann Piping Scholarship 2019 – 2020

For information on this scholarship please see: 

The Netta Jane Johnston Uilleann Piping Scholarship 2019 – 2020


For more information regarding the application process and submission please contact the Heart of the Glens LPS – Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, The Old Bank, 27 Main Street Armoy, BT53 8SL
T: 028 2075 2100
Email – 

Anne-Marie Bell
Job Vacancy – Administrative Assistant

Na Píobairí Uilleann is seeking a permanent full time Administrative Assistant reporting to the Administrator.

For full details see: Administrative Assistant.

Salary will be commensurate with the level of experience.

Closing date for applications is Friday 11th October 5pm. Please submit a CV and letter to