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Mar
1
Fionntan Byrne

Scholarships 2019

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Scholarships

Na Píobairí Uilleann will award ten piping scholarships for 2019.

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 26th April 2019

To download the NPU Scholarship Application form as a PDF click here, or as a Word document click here.

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 Fionntan@pipers.ie or post to

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

Closing date for applications is 26th April 2019 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2019.

Mar
1
Anne-Marie Bell

Job Vacancy at Na Píobairí Uilleann – Administrative Assistant (Education Programmes)

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Administrative Assistant (Education Programmes)

 

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 a wide range of services through our web-based resources.

With a growing worldwide membership and expanding events programmes we have a vacancy for a newly created position of Administrative Assistant (Education Programmes). The successful candidate will have responsibility for developing our uilleann piping, pipemaking, outreach teaching programmes and administering our pipes on loan scheme.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced uilleann piper, have experience in administration in a commercial environment and have excellent communications and organisational skills.

 

Responsibilities will include:

 

  • Coordinate in-house and outreach piping tuition programmes
  • Act as Child Protection Officer for NPU
  • Publicise and organise uilleann pipemaking training courses
  • Administer Pipes on Loan Scheme
  • Maintain inventory of instruments on loan in good working order
  • Prepare piping student developmental materials
  • Organise uilleann piping teacher development workshops
  • Maintain and develop new online tuition resources
  • Manage student scholarship scheme

 

Letter of application together with detailed CV addressed to The CEO, Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, D01N504 or by email to gay@pipers.ie  to arrive  not later than 5 p.m. on Friday 15th March 2019.

Mar
1
Anne-Marie Bell

Job Vacancy at Na Píobairí Uilleann – 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 number of years’ experience in an administrative role, possess basic accounting skills, also excellent communications and interpersonal skills and be capable of working to strict deadlines.   Responsibilities will include:

  • Implementation of key elements of our organisational strategy
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Co-ordination of health and safety programmes
  • Management of staff and volunteer groups
  • Managing, promoting and marketing an extensive range of public events including concerts, summer schools and tuition programmes
  • Preparation of grant applications and management of commercial activities
  • Management of procurement, sales and order fulfilment
  • Maintenance of administrative and financial systems
  • Preparation of management accounts and liaising with external auditors
  • Managing Child Protection Programme
  • Development and maintenance of website
  • 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 gay@pipers.ie  to arrive not later than 5 p.m. on Friday 15th March 2019.

Click here for job description

Feb
13
Anne-Marie Bell

Open call for applications to host an uilleann piper for International Uilleann Piping Day 2019

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This year Na Píobairí Uilleann is offering all IUPD organisers outside Ireland the opportunity to apply to host a piper at their event in 2019. The event must serve to raise initial awareness of the uilleann pipes or to build on the learning of existing uilleann pipers/teachers/reed makersOur commitment to providing a piper will of course be on the condition that NPU receive funding from Culture Ireland and the number of events we can support in this Open Call will be dependent on the level of funding received.

Full details and application form are available here:CI Open Call Form

The deadline for the application is 18 March.

For any questions, contact us at info@pipers.ie