• Uilleann pipe-making initiative hits the right note

    February 26th, 2015

    Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, presented the first group of uilleann pipe-making graduates with their awards at a ceremony in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s dedicated PipeCraft Centre in Clonshaugh today.

  • The North Wind blows for Donegal

    January 26th, 2015

    The art and craft of uilleann piping will take centre stage next month when the first Donegal convention of pipers – Tionól Píobaireachta Thír Chonaill – takes place in Dunlewey on 20-22 February.

  • Tánaiste Launches Uilleann Pipes Documentary

    December 6th, 2014

    The Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, this evening launched the Dublin première of a documentary on the foundation and history of Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Society of Uilleann Pipers). The film, produced by Dearcán Media for TG4, tells the story of the 1968 gathering that brought the uilleann pipes back from the point of extinction.

  • The Full Set – Ace and Deuce of Piping 2014

    September, 2014

    Na Píobairí Uilleann presents The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert – A night of traditional Irish music, song and dance at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Sat Oct 4, 2014

  • Uilleann Pipers unveil strategy to Share the Sound of Ireland

    February 27th, 2014

    Uilleann Pipers unveil strategy to Share the Sound of Ireland Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) is today delighted to announce the launch by Arts Council member John Fanning of Sharing the Sound of Ireland: a comprehensive new strategy to guide one of Ireland’s leading traditional music and arts organisations for the next five years

  • Celebrating the enduring legacy of Seamus Ennis

    September 2012

    FORMER Bothy Band fiddler and composer Tommy Peoples, one of Ireland’s most celebrated musicians, will headline this year’s annual Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert in Liberty Hall.

  • A New Generation of Uilleann Pipers

    September 2011

    The Rolling Wave, a new recording of young uilleann pipers, was launched today by Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht as part of NPU’s annual Tionól in Listowel.

  • The Long Note

    May 26, 2012

    Some of Irish music’s most renowned and enduring ensembles will feature strongly in this year’s Ace and Deuce of Piping concert in Liberty Hall on Sunday October 11.

  • Pipers get on their bikes to raise funds for new facility

    March 16th, 2010

    It will be a case of ‘Reels on Wheels’ as over 35 cyclists from all over Europe set off from Dublin to Milltown Malbay, County Clare for the Willie Clancy Summer School next week to raise funds for a new uilleann pipe-making course and facility.

  • “To me, Seán Potts is the greatest whistle player I have ever heard” – Paddy Moloney

    June 24th 2010

    Na Píobairí Uilleann is delighted to announce the launch of Number Six, a unique recording of traditional Irish music on the tin whistle by legendary musician Seán Potts.

  • Maestro Hannan Pipes Up a Storm

    September 10th, 2008

    The Tempest is the wonderful new solo recording by renowned uilleann piper Robbie Hannan, and the third publication in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Ace and Deuce of Piping series.