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Mar
3
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Scoil Samhraidh WIllie Clancy 2017: Pre-Registration for Uilleann Piping Classes now OPEN

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The 45th Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland. Saturday 1st July to Sunday 8th July, 2017.

Click on the link below to pre-register for uilleann piping classes.

Pre-Register for uilleann pipe classes here

Information for 2017 is now available at: http://www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/information.html

Note: Registration for all other instruments takes place in the Community Hall Miltown Malbay from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Jan
26
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PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders

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PRS for Music Foundation’s Beyond Borders programme seeks proposals from organisations and groups based in the UK and Republic of Ireland

 

PRS for Music Foundation is receiving proposals from UK and Ireland based organisations wanting to co-commission or tour new music from all genres for the Beyond Borders programme.

 

Beyond Borders was established in 2010 to support high quality co-commissions and tours, stimulating collaboration between composers, performance groups and music organisations. The programme awards up to £15,000 to co-commissioning and touring projects including any associated recording costs.

 

This will be the third year that the Arts Council of Ireland joins PRS for Music Foundation, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales and Arts Council of Northern Ireland as one of the programme partners.

 

To apply and for more information please Visit: http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/Flagship-Programmes/Beyond-Borders .

Applications must be made by organisations which are commissioning or promoting new music (e.g. classical, traditional, jazz, contemporary) with at least one other partner based in the UK or Ireland. The deadline for applications is 23 February 2017.

 

Jan
26
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Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal

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Pipers and harpists to compete for Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal on 3 Feb

Pipers and harpists will compete in the final for the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal on Friday 3 February.  The event, which takes place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork, will be presented by Peadar Ó Riada and broadcast live on Cuireadh chun Ceoil on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from 7 pm.

One piper and one harpist will be presented with the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal, and they will share a cash prize of €2500.

Judges are esteemed musicians Jimmy O’Brien Moran, Allan MacDonald and Laoise Kelly.

Last year’s winner was flute player Sean Gavin from Detroit and Chicago.

The competition is part of a weekend of activities taking place at the Rochestown Park Hotel for Comhdháil na gCeoltóirí, a conference for musicians.  On Saturday, there will be an information session for musicians covering music royalties, visas, funding applications, and more, with an opportunity to meet with publishers, broadcasters and representatives from arts organisations.  This will be followed on Saturday night by a concert of previous winners of the Seán Ó Riada Gold Medal.  There is an entry fee of €10 for the final on Friday night, a nominal fee of €5 for entry to the conference, and the concert on Saturday is free.
Further information on the conference is available at claru@cuireadhchunceoil.ie

Competitors in the final are:
Pipes:
Éanna Ó Croinín (Meath), Michael Coughlan (Cork), Cian Smith (Waterford), Tim Doyle (Dublin), Jack MacPartlin (Tipperary).
Harp:
Niamh McGloin (Sligo), Alannah Thornburgh (Mayo), Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín (Mayo), Úna Ní Fhlannagáin (Galway), Gráinne Fitzgibbon (Limerick), Aislinn Gagliardi (Chicago), Cathy Potter (Clare), Colm McGonigle (Belfast), Floriane Blancke (France).
Tune to Cuireadh chun Ceoil on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta from 7 pm on Friday 3 February, or listen online at www.rte.ie/rnag
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Píobairí agus Cláirseoirí san iomaíocht do Bhonn Óir Seán Ó Riada

Beidh píobairí agus cláirseoirí san iomaíocht i mbliana sa chraobh do Bhonn Óir Seán Ó Riada, a chraolfar beo ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Dé hAoine 3 Feabhra.

Is é Peadar Ó Riada a chuirfidh an ócáid i láthair beo ó Óstán Pháirc Bhaile an Róistigh i gCorcaigh.  Beidh 14 ceoltóir ar stáitse, agus roghnófar buaiteoir amháin ar na píobaí agus ar an gcláirseach.  Gheobhfaidh na buaiteoirí Bonn Óir Seán Ó Riada an duine, agus roinnfidh siad €2500 freisin.

Is iad Ailean Domhnallach, Jimmy O’Brien Moran agus Laoise Kelly a bheidh i mbun moltóireachta.

Tá ráta speisialta €50 an duine (beirt ag roinnt seomra) ar chead isteach chuig an gcraobh agus leaba agus bricfeasta ar fáil san óstán.

Beidh an choirm ar siúl mar chuid de Chomhdháil na gCeoltóirí, ócáid dhá lá a bheidh ar siúl in Óstán Pháirc Bhaile an Róistigh.  Dé Sathairn, beidh seisiún eolais do cheoltóirí ar réimse leathan ábhar, ina measc dleachta ceoil, iarratais maoinithe, víosaí, foilsiú ceoil, cóipcheart, bolscaireacht, agus a thuilleadh nach iad, agus beidh iondaithe i láthair ó Gael linn, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann agus IMRO.

Mar chuid den ócáid freisin, beidh coirm na mbuaiteoirí ar siúl oíche Dé Sathairn.  Beidh cead isteach €5 ar an gComhdháil, agus beidh cead isteach saor in aisce ar an gcoirm.

Na ceoltóirí a bheidh sa chraobh:
Píobaí:
Éanna Ó Croinín (An Mhí), Michael Coughlan (Corcaigh), Cian Smith (Port Láirge), Tim Doyle (BÁC), Jack MacPartlin (Tiobraid Árann).

Cláirseach:
Niamh McGloin (Sligeach), Alannah Thornburgh (Maigh Eo), Éadaoin Ní Mhaicín (Maigh Eo), Úna Ní Fhlannagáin (Gaillimh), Gráinne Fitzgibbon (Luimneach), Aislinn Gagliardi (Chicago), Cathy Potter (An Clár), Colm McGonigle (Béal Feirste), Floriane Blancke (An Fhrainc).
Beidh an chraobh le cloisteáil beo ó Chorcaigh ar Cuireadh chun Ceoil ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Dé hAoine 3 Feabhra 7 pm.

Jan
20
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PipeCraft Courses for 2017

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PipeCraft Courses for 2017

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  • Pipes Maintenance with Donnacha Dwyer – 24th February (PipeCraft)
  • Measuring Methods and Tools for Pipes with Conor Roche Lancaster 11th –  12th March (PipeCraft)
  • Voicing and Tuning with Bill Haneman -30th May – 1st June (PipeCraft)
  • 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