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NPU Organisational Announcement

Anne-Marie Bell
NPU Organisational Announcement

On behalf of the members, staff and board of Na Píobairí Uilleann I would like to wish Terry Moylan the very best for his retirement  as Archivist and staff member of the organisation effective from 22nd August 2018.

Terry has worked full time as Archivist since 2001 and in that time has had responsibility for production of An Píobaire and many other publications including the Dance Music of Seamus Ennis, The Man and His Music, Ceol an Phíobaire, Tunes for the Irish Pipes, two volumes of the Seán Reid Society Journals.  Terry has been responsible for the art work on many new publications including, The Art of Ullleann Piping, Pipers Choice series, also  Pipe Up educational resource, NPU annual calendars and numerous promotional brochures and displays.

Terry established the NPU physical and online Archive resources with continual additions and acquisitions. The programming of the monthly Notes and Narratives has been Terry’s responsibility which has added greatly to the archival material available on the NPU website. Terry has welcomed and facilitated many visitors/students to NPU for research purposes, also for the annual Culture Night events. Also over the past seventeen years Terry found the time to teach weekly  uilleann piping classes in NPU continuing what he had done for many years previously on a voluntary basis.

Terry was very proactive over a seven year period in furthering the initiative to have the Irish government submit an application to UNESCO to have uilleann piping inscribed on its inventory of intangible cultural heritage and in having An Post recognise the 50th anniversary of NPU by issuing a commemorative postage stamp.

Terry’s final day working in NPU will be Monday August 13th.

I would like to thank Terry for his achievements in his time working with the organisation and I wish him and his wife Pascale the very best of health and happiness for the future.


Gay McKeon