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Scholarships 2017



Na Píobairí Uilleann will award five piping scholarships for 2017.

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 28th April 2017

To download the NPU Scholarship Application form - Scholarship Application Form 2017

Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin

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


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 28th April 2017 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2017.

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Uilleann Piping Marathon


Uilleann Piping Marathon on Saturday May 6th in Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin 1.


Uilleann Piping Marathon on Saturday May 6th in Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin 1.
We are pleased to invite you to an Uilleann Piping Marathon on Saturday May 6th in Wolfe Tone Square, Dublin 1. All pipers are welcome to come along and take part in the event. The marathon will run from 12pm-6pm. We’d be delighted if you can join us to play a few tunes or volunteer to help out on the day. There will be a collection on the day to assist with Na Píobairí Uilleann’s ongoing piping and pipemaking programmes.

To sign up, please contact: info@pipers.ie or call 018730093

If you can’t make it along on the day, but would like to make a donation click the link below


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​2017 Apprentice Scheme – ‘The Memory Symphony’


​2017 Apprentice Scheme – ‘The Memory Symphony’

​​In Association with Athenry Music School & Lisheenkyle National School

Applications to our 2017 Apprentice Scheme have re-opened following a review of applications submitted to our March 8th deadline

Whilst the scheme was originally open to all instruments, spaces for the following instruments are now full

Harp, Concertina, Oboe, Piano/Keys

We are re-opening applications from advanced players of all other instruments

We are particularly interested in applications in the following categories

Violin/Fiddle, Cello, Double Bass, Viola, Percussion, Trombone, French Horn, Bassoon, Uilleann Pipes

For more info including how to apply please visit www.irishmemoryorchestra.com/faq

If you are a singer please consider applying to our new Singer’s Scheme

The IMO Apprentice Scheme is a cross-genre orchestra training course with Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra in Athenry, Co. Galway during Hallowe’en mid term 28th Oct – 4th Nov 2017.

Culminating with the World Premiere of Dave Flynn’s Memory Symphony in concerts in Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin (4th Nov) and Galway (Venue 3rd Nov)

Aimed at advanced musicians of all ages who perform traditional, classical and/or jazz music.

How to take part

Please read the FAQ, the Course Content and then apply through the online application form  

Applications close on 31st May 2017.

For more info please contact apprentices@irishmemoryorchestra.com

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Over €30,000 in prizes for 2017 RDS Craft Awards



Over €30,000 in prizes for 2017 RDS Craft Awards

RDS Craft Awards Open for Online Entries on March 20 – Deadline: June 14

Showcasing and rewarding excellence in Irish craft since 1968, the RDS Craft Awards is a two strand open competition with an independent panel of craft experts assessing the work of emerging and established craftspeople separately.


The top prize winners in each strand will receive the RDS Awards of Excellence which come with a cash prize of €5,000. Ten category prize winners in both emerging and established maker strands will receive €500 sponsored by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. There are also many other prizes on offer including a €2,000 award specifically for graduates and a free stand for an emerging maker at the 2017 National Crafts & Design Fair worth €2,500.


With categories ranging from woodturning and jewellery, to furniture, ceramics and textiles, the Awards are an important celebration of indigenous design and endeavour, and follow an RDS tradition of promoting and supporting the development of Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century.


Winning and selected entries will be shown at the RDS Craft Awards Exhibition which will be exhibited prior to and during the 2017 Dublin Horse Show August 9-13. Award winners will be exhibited at the National Crafts & Design Fair, RDS, in December, 2017.


For more information and details on prizes and how to enter please visit www.rds.ie/craft