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Nov
8
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Reedmaking Classes starting Tuesday 9th November
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Na Píobairí Uilleann will be starting reedmaking tuition with Ultan Mac Gabhann on Tuesday 9th November in Henrietta St. from 7pm – 9pm. The classes will run for six weeks and end on Tuesday 14th December. 

Tools and materials are provided but if you have any of your own please bring them along as you may be more familiar and comfortable with them. 

Classes will be free of charge for this term. As places are limited, we would ask that all those interested register in advance by email at info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-87-30093. 

Nov
5
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November’s Session with the Pipers Available on NPU-TV
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The November edition of Session with the Pipers premiered on NPU-TV on Tuesday 2nd November 8pm and will be available to view for a month.

The November edition is the last of three pre-recorded episodes filmed in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh in Baile Mhúirne, Co.Cork.   

It features:

  • Claire Fennell & Sarah O’Gorman (uilleann pipes & fiddle)
  • Michelle Mulcahy (harp & concertina)
  • Conchubhar Ó Luasa (song)

All episodes will be available to view for free on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

Oct
29
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Na Píobairí Uilleann welcomes pipers Pamela Schweblin and Brian McNamara onto the Board
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Press Release on behalf of Na Píobairí Uilleann

 Friday October 29, 2021

Na Píobairí Uilleann is delighted to announce that Argentinian piper Pamela Schweblin and well-known Irish uilleann piper Brian McNamara have joined the Board of the organisation.  

Pamela, a music teacher by profession, was born into an artistic family in Buenos Aires in 1983 and developed a keen interest in Irish traditional music and uilleann piping in her teens through the recordings of The Chieftains and Planxty.

Traveling to Ireland for tuition, Pamela took lessons from Cillian Ó Briain and her fellow new Board member Brian McNamara who she cites as one of her biggest musical influences. She has also attended classes in Na Píobairí Uilleann and received further expert tuition from NPU chief executive Gay McKeon.

Overcoming the geographical obstacles, Pamela continued her studies of the instrument at home in Lago Puelo, Patagonia and developed a method of teaching the pipes in a Latin American context at the state arts school in Lago Puelo. The course is supported by NPU which supplies pipes for the students.

Pamela is also a member of Elamti, a non-profit network of Latin-American musicians who work together in order to promote Irish traditional music throughout the continent.

Meanwhile, acclaimed Irish musician Brian McNamara joins Pamela on NPU’s governing body. Born into a musical family in south Leitrim, Brian was influenced as a young player by his father Michael who started him on flute and whistle and later by Cavan piper Peter Maguire who provided Brian with his first set of pipes and lessons on the instrument.

Brian later availed of lessons at the Willie Clancy Summer School provided by NPU instructors during the 1980s. He has travelled and recorded extensively, producing two solo works A Piper’s Dream (2000) and Fort of the Jewels (2004) while he was also part of the celebrated family recording Leitrim’s Hidden Treasure which was released in 1998.

Brian, who pursues a professional career as an educator, lives in Summerhill, County Meath with his wife and two daughters – both of whom are learning to play the uilleann pipes.

The new Board members were elected at the AGM of NPU which took place on August 20th.

For further information contact NPU  info@pipers.ie  tel: +353-1-8730093

About Na Píobairí Uilleann

Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers was founded in 1968 when there were less than 100 uilleann pipers remaining. Today NPU is a thriving arts organisation dedicated to Sharing the Sound of Ireland through Access, Education, Performance and Preservation.

Since unveiling its restored Georgian premises at 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin, in January 2007, NPU has been busy catering for the expanding demand for regular tuition, as well as releasing a number of significant publications and recordings. With demand for pipes considerably exceeding supply, a dedicated Training Centre – PipeCraft – was established in 2011 to deliver training in the very highly skilled craft of uilleann pipemaking.

NPU is accredited to UNESCO as a competent NGO in the field of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).

NPU lobbied the Irish Government to ratify the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage which resulted in the inclusion of Uilleann Piping on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in December 2017.

Na Píobairí Uilleann’s primary funding agencies include the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council.

Na Píobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, Ireland

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Oct
1
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October’s Session with the Pipers Available on NPU-TV
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The October edition of Session with the Pipers will premiere on NPU-TV on Tuesday 5th October 8pm and will be available to view for a month.

The October edition is the second of three pre-recorded episodes filmed in Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh in Baile Mhúirne, Co.Cork.   

It features:

  • Rob Fell (uilleann pipes)
  • Carthach Mac Craith (song)
  • Áine & Francis O’Connor (fiddle & flute)

All episodes will be available to view for free on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

Oct
1
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The Ace and Deuce of Piping 2021 – online
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual flagship performance event, The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert.

The concert, which was pre-recorded from St Laurence’s Church at TU Dublin’s Grangegorman Campus, will be available to view free to all on NPU-TV (https://pipers.ie/npu-tv) from 8pm Saturday 2nd October. It features:

Kevin Conneff, Joe McKenna, and Tony Byrne;

Maighread agus Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill;

Fiachna Ó Mongáin, Oisín Ó Mongáin, and Marie McHugh;

Caoimhín Ó Fearghail and Paddy Tutty;

Claire and Breda Keville; and,

Leo Rickard.

Presented by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin

It will be available to view on our website for one month from its release. Whilst it is free to all to view, donations to Na Píobairí Uilleann are gladly accepted. If you enjoy the work of Na Píobairí Uilleann and would like to support the organisation you can become a member at https://pipers.ie/register.

Sep
8
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September’s Session with the Pipers Now Available
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The September edition of Session with the Pipers is now available to watch on NPU-TV.

The first in a series of three episodes filmed at Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh in Baile Mhúirne in Cork, the September edition features Éamonn and Diarmuid Ó Meachair, Máire Ní Chéileachair and Aoife Granville. 

To watch this month’s edition, click here. Session with the Pipers is free to watch. If you want to support our work, please consider making a donation.

Sep
3
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In Person Classes Autumn Term 2021
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We are very happy to announce that we will be returning to in person classes in Henrietta St. on Tuesday 21st September 2021. In appreciation of your support in the past and especially during the Covid 19 Pandemic, these classes will be available for free.

The term runs until Tuesday 14th December with a break for the mid-term on Tuesday 26th October.

To register for classes or for more information please email ellie@pipers.ie or phone 01 8730093.

Students are reminded that to attend classes you must have an up to date membership of Na Píobairí Uilleann. For more information in relation to our membership, click here.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st September.

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