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May
18
Michelle Gogarty
Piping Classes
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Piping classes will be recommencing in September 2018, catering to all levels.

Classes will take place at 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, in conjunction with Music Generation in Louth, Laois and Sligo.

NPU classes will also be held in Wexford Town, Enniskillen and Derry.

For any further information about any of these locations or piping tutors close to your area please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

May
8
Emmett Gill
Job Vacancy – Administrator
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Administrator

Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers was founded in 1968 to promote the playing and manufacture of the uilleann pipes and Irish traditional music in general. We have extensive music tuition, pipemaking training, publications and public performance programmes and provide an extensive range of services through our web-based resources.

With a growing worldwide membership and expanding events programme we wish to appoint an Administrator reporting to the Chief Executive. The successful candidate will ideally have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a senior administrator and have excellent communications skills.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development and implementation of the annual Arts Plan
  • Maintenance of administrative and financial systems
  • Preparation of management accounts and liaising with external auditors
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Co-ordination of health and safety programmes
  • Managing the NPU Child Protection Programme
  • Management of staff and volunteer groups
  • Ensuring excellent communications with all stakeholders
  • Managing, promoting and marketing an extensive rage of public events including concerts, summer schools and tuition programmes.
  • Development and maintenance of the NPU Website
  • Preparation of grant applications and management of commercial activities
  • Management of procurement, sales and order fulfilment
  • Project management
  • Facilities management

Letter of application together with detailed CV addressed to The CEO, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, or by email to info@pipers.ie to arrive not later than 5 p.m. on Friday 1st June 2018.

Click here to download Job Description

Apr
24
Emmett Gill
PipeCraft Chanter Making Course
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PipeCraft logo

PipeCraft Chanter Making Course with Donnacha Dwyer

Monday 16th July to Friday 27th July 9.30am to 4.00pm

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

Cost €600 

Participants will make a simple concert pitch chanter. All tools and materials are provided.

Places on the course are limited and are available on a first come first served basis.

To secure a place call +353 1 873 0093 or email info@pipers.ie to arrange payment.

Apr
4
Emmett Gill
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2018
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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2018

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2018 will take place from Saturday 7th July to Sunday 15th July.

Full details of all events can be found here: http://www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/

You can pre-register for piping classes here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/scoil-samhraidh-willie-clancy-uilleann-piping-registration-2018

For any further information please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093

Apr
3
Emmett Gill
NPU Annual Tionól 2018
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Information about the Na Píobairí Uilleann Annual Tionól 2018 can now be viewed here on the website:

http://pipers.ie/events/2018/05/npu-annual-tionol-2/

Mar
14
Emmett Gill
Death of piper Liam O’Flynn – Honorary President of Na Píobairí Uilleann
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14 March 2018

Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Society of Uilleann Pipers) announces the death of its Honorary President Liam O’Flynn. During his life Liam was a great ambassador for Irish traditional music throughout Ireland and around the world. Liam was a wonderful musician, as a solo uilleann piper and as a member of Planxty in the 1970s and 1980s.

Liam’s collaborations with Seán Davey included performing in the suite of music The Brendan Voyage and other pioneering orchestral works created to feature the uilleann pipes. His performances with such artists as Kate Bush, Emmylou Harris, and Mark Knopfler brought his music and uilleann piping to worldwide audiences. Liam’s collaboration with poet the Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney united two of Ireland’s artistic giants.

From a musical family in County Kildare, Liam learned the pipes with Leo Rowsome at the School of Music in Dublin, and was also greatly influenced by the playing of legendary pipers Willie Clancy and Séamus Ennis. He has been an inspiration to generations of pipers, with his tuition, performances, and solo recordings being a great source of repertoire for emerging players.

Liam was a founding member of Na Píobairí Uilleann, having attended and performed at the first gathering of the organisation in Bettystown, County Meath, in 1968.

Na Píobairí Uilleann extends its sympathies to Liam’s wife Jane and to his extended family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

Mar
5
Emmett Gill
Scholarships 2018
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Scholarships

Na Píobairí Uilleann will award six piping scholarships for 2018.

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

  • Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy – 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.
  • Ceol na Coille – Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Application must by supported by recordings of solo piping by the applicant.

See application form for terms and conditions.

Closing date for NPU Summer School Scholarships is Friday 27th April 2018

To download the NPU Scholarship Application form - Scholarship Application Form 2018

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 download 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 27th April 2018 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2018.

Jan
9
Sabhbh Ni Mhaolagain
Sound of Ireland
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A stellar line-up from the world of Irish traditional music, song and dance celebrate UNESCO recognition of Uilleann Piping

 

Leading artists including Noel Hill, Liam O’Connor, Seán McKeon, Paddy Glackin, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, Robbie Hannan, Jimmy Canavan, the Rowsome Quartet and many more will feature in this unique performance which will be attended by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins.

Last December, UNESCO  included Uilleann Piping on its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This important global accolade reflects heritage cultural practices that are considered to enrich all of humanity. UNESCO has now agreed that Irish Uilleann Piping – often referred to as ‘The Sound of Ireland’ – merits this recognition.

Uilleann Piping is the first Irish element to be recognised by UNESCO, and the campaign for inscription on the Representative List was led by Na Píobairí Uilleann, who lobbied for Irish ratification of the UNESCO Convention, and assisted the Irish Government in preparing the nomination.

 

FOR TICKETS SEE : https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/whats-on/the-sound-of-ireland/

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Dec
21
Sabhbh Ni Mhaolagain
Vacancy Assistant Co-ordinator Music Generation Laois
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COMHAIRLE CHONTAE LAOISE

LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL

 

                                   

 

 

Laois County Council wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified persons for inclusion on a panel which is being established to fill the vacancy for the position of:

 

Assistant Co-ordinator Music Generation Laois (temporary contract)

 

Further particulars and application forms are available from:

 

 

  • Human Resources Section, Laois County Council, Áras an Chontae, Portlaoise, County Laois.

Tel: 057-8664000; Email: humanresources@laoiscoco.ie.

 

Applications, on the official application form, must be received not later than

12 noon on Friday 12th January 2018.

 

Laois County Council is an equal opportunities employer.

 

LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY

 

Rosa Flannery

Co-ordinator, Music Generation Laois

Laois County Council

Áras an Chontae

Portlaoise

Co. Laois

 

T: 057 8664078

E: rflannery@laoiscoco.ie

 

Dec
12
Sabhbh Ni Mhaolagain
NPU Annual Tionól
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The NPU Annual Tionól will be held in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1  (Headquarters) May 24th to 27th 2018. Below is a list of accommodation in the surrounding area for the Tionól. More details about events and classes will be posted at a later date. Suggestions of hotels, hostels and B&B’s are welcome and can be emailed to info@pipers.ie

Castle Hotel Gardiner  Row/Great Denmark St, D1 Dublin, Ireland http://www.castle-hotel.ie/ 
The Charles Stewart 5/6 Parnell Square East, D1 Dublin, Ireland www.charlesstewart.ie/ 
The Gresham Hotel 23 O’Connell Street Upper, North City, Dublin, D01 C3W7 www.gresham-hotels-dublin.com/Plaza-Hotels/Dublin‎ 
Maldron Smithfield Smithfield Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 RF2Y http://www.maldronhotelsmithfield.com/ 
Maldron Parnell Street Parnell Square W, Rotunda, Dublin 1 http://www.maldronhotelparnellsquare.com/ 
Jurys Inn Moore Street Plaza, Parnell St, Dublin 1, D01 E0H3 https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/dublin/parnell-street 
Belvedere Hotel 1 Denmark Street Great, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 PP66 http://www.belvederehoteldublin.com/ 
Cassidys Cavendish Row, Upper O’Connell Street, Rotunda, Dublin 1 http://www.cassidyshotel.com/ 
Holiday Inn Express 28-32 O’Connell Street Upper, Rotunda, Dublin 1, D01 T2X2 https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/reservation 
Charleville Lodge 268-272 North Circular Road, Phibsborough, Dublin, D07 DT61 www.charlevillelodge.ie/ 
The Gate Hotel 80 – 81 Parnell Street, D1 Dublin, Ireland www.gatehoteldublin.com/
The Morrison Dublin Ormond Quay Lower, D1 Dublin, Ireland https://www.morrisonhotel.ie/ 
Handels Hotel Temple 16-18 Fishamble Street, Temple Bar, D2 Dublin www.thekeycollection.ie/handelshotel.html 
Harveys Guest House 11 Upper Gardiner Street, D1 Dublin, Ireland www.harveysguesthouse.com/ 
Marian Guest House 21 Upper Gardiner Street, D1 Dublin, Ireland www.marianguesthouse.ie 
Fleet Street Hotel 19/20 Fleet Street, D2 Dublin, Ireland https://www.fleethoteltemplebar.com/ 
The Morgan Hotel 10 Fleet Street, D2 Dublin, Ireland www.themorgan.com/ 
Fitzsimons Hotel Temple Bar 21-22 Wellington Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland https://www.fitzsimonshotel.com/ 
Wynn’s Hotel 35-39 Lower Abbey Street, D1 Dublin www.wynnshotel.ie/ 
Arlington Hotel O’Connell Bridge 23-25 Bachelors Walk, O’Connell Bridge, D1 Dublin https://www.arlington.ie/ 
The Aisling Hotel Parkgate St, Arran Quay, Dublin 8 www.ashlinghotel.ie/