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Anne-Marie Bell
Important Notice: Cancellation of Classes and Events Postponed Until 29th March

In light of recent Government measures announced on Thursday 12th March, Na Píobairí Uilleann are cancelling all classes occurring up to 29th March and postponing March events until further notice.
Our premises at 15 Henrietta Street and Pipecraft (Clonshaugh) will close to the public from Friday 13th March. 


We are still contactable via email ( and phone (01 873 0093).



Clara Grunefeld
Open call for applications to host an uilleann piper for International Uilleann Piping Day 2020

International Uilleann Piping Day takes place on Saturday, 7th November 2020.

 – Spanish and Italian Version Below –

This year Na Píobairí Uilleann is offering all IUPD organisers outside Ireland the opportunity to apply to host a piper at their event in 2020. 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.

The deadline for the application is 30th April 2020.

For any questions, contact us at

En los años pasados, NPU con el apoyo de Culture Ireland, ha permitido que gaiteros irlandeses viajarán a diferentes destinos por el mundo, en nombre de IUPD. El objetivo de este proyecto ha sido lo de aportar un tutor o artista (fabricante de lengüetas/gaetero irlandés) a los eventos organizados por las comunidades locales de gaeteros, fortaleciendo las relaciones entre estas comunidades y Na Piobairi Uilleann.
Este año na piobairi uilleann ofrece a todos los organizadores en el extranjero la oportunidad de solicitar un huésped gaetero a sus eventos del 2020. La finalidad es la de promocionar los gaeteros irlandeses entre el público e incrementar el conocimiento de gaeteros/maestros/fabricantes de lengüetas ya existentes. La realización de tal proyecto, así como el número de eventos que se podrán respaldar en esta convocatoria, dependerá de los fondos que NPU recibirá por parte de culture Ireland. NPU se encargará de cubrir solamente los costes de viaje y contribuirá a los gastos de alojamiento.
Por favor tener en consideración que NPU no se hará cargo de los honorarios de los artistas,los cuales deberán ser concordados entre los organizadores y los artistas mismos. 
Negli ultimi anni Na Píobairí Uilleann con il supporto dell’associazione Culture Ireland e’ riuscita a mandare suonatori di cornamuse (pipers) in giro per il mondo in occasione della Giornata Internazionale della Cornamusa Irlandese. L’intenzione e’ sempre stata quella di supportare le comunita’ locali di musicisti tramite la presenza di un insegnante o un piper esperto (un musicista e/o un costruttore di ancie ad esempio) che potesse arricchire l’evento organizzato. E’ stata inoltre un’occasione per rinforzare il legame tra Na Píobairí Uilleann e i vari gruppi locali.
Anche quest’anno NPU vuole offrire a tutti gli organizzatori di eventi al di fuori dell’Irlanda la possibilita’ di fare domanda per ottenere la presenza di un piper al proprio evento nel 2020. Tale evento avra’ lo scopo di presentare la cornamusa irlandese a chi non l’avesse mai vista ed approfondirne la conoscenza per chi gia’ suonasse/ fosse un costruttore d’ancie /o un insegnante di uilleann pipes.
Per questa Open Call NPU si impegna a fornire quanti piu’ pipers possibile a condizione che ci sia la conferma dell’assegnazione (annuale) dei fondi offerti dall’associazione “Culture Ireland” che potranno inoltre variare di anno in anno.
Npu coprira’ solo i costi di viaggio ed alloggio mentre i costi riguardanti la remunerazione per l’ingaggio del piper dovranno essere accordati tra gli organizzatori e il musicista stesso.
Clara Grunefeld
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2020: Registration now open

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2020 will take place from Saturday 4th July to Sunday 12th July.

See here for the full registration process. Please note that you have to register online or over the phone before the start of classes.

All students must present themselves at registration on Monday 6th July at 9am at the West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Road, Miltown Malbay in order to be assigned a class.

Daily piping recitals will be held at 1:15pm in the Community Hall. Piping concert will be held on Wednesday 8th July at 8pm in the Community Hall.

Reedmaking will take place at the West Clare Resource Centre, Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Full details of all events can be found on the official website of Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy.

For further information please email or phone +353 1 873 009

Fionntan Byrne
Try the Pipes Tipperary

Try the Pipes

Saturday 7th March 2020

  • Cahir Library 11am – 1pm 
  • Templemore College of Further Education 3pm – 5pm

For more info see: Try the Pipes Flyer

Anne-Marie Bell
Leo Rowsome Commemoration: Register for Classes & Reedmaking workshop this Saturday 29th Feb

You can register for classes taking place this Saturday 29th February at 15 Henrietta St by email ( or phone (01 873 0093). Places are subject to availability. 


Classes are part of a full programme of events for Leo Rowsome commemoration:

Classes 10.30am – 3.00pm

Uilleann Pipes
Joe Doyle
Sinéad Ní Allmhuráin
Joe McKenna

Teacher Development Workshop 2.00pm – 4.30pm

with Gay McKeon

Reedmaking 10.30am – 3.00pm

Joseph Byrne 

Anne-Marie Bell
Watch Lecture & Recital Live this Saturday 29th Feb

Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event Featuring Lecture by Mark Redmond and Recital of Pádraic Mac Mathúna, Louise Mulcahy and Colm Broderick

Watch Live on NPU-TV here

Lecture 8.00pm

Crossing Boundaries: An Insight into the Orchestral Endeavors of Liam O’Flynn 
A lecture by Mark Redmond followed by a performance from the Portlaoise Piping Quartet

Recital 9.30pm

Featuring Pádraic Mac Mathúna, Louise Mulcahy and Colm Broderick


Venue: 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

Supported by The Arts Council


Fionntan Byrne
Courses at PipeCraft: Easter 2020
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The following upcoming courses will take place this April at our PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh:


Tools and Jigs for Pipe Making with Patrick O’Hare

Date: Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: €180
For more information see


Pipes Maintenance Course with John Butler

Date: Friday 17th April
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: €50
For more information see


To register your interest in either course or for more information please contact or call +353-1-8730093. Places are limited. 

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Fionntan Byrne
Accomodation for Tionól Dhún na nGall

If An Óige – Errigal Hostel is fully booked for Tionól Dhún na nGall, alternative accommodation can be found at: 

Poison Glen House on

Teach Jimí Mhicí on AirBnB

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Anne-Marie Bell
New album release – Uilleann piping from County Waterford: Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

We are delighted to announce the release of the Ace and Deuce of Piping Volume 4 –  a solo recording by Caoimhín Ó Fearghail on concert pitch pipes. 

Available here from our shop:

Also available for digital download on Bandcamp at



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Track Listing: 

  1. Mary McMahon/The Reel of Mullinavat 
  2.  Jigs: John Lydon’s / Nóra Chríonna
  3. Reels: The Fermoy Lasses / The One-Horned Cow / The Rambling Thatcher
  4. Air: Miss Brien an Chúilfhionn
  5. Set Dance/Hornpipe: Bonaparte’s Retreat / Callaghan’s Hornpipe
  6. Jigs: The Humours of Cloyne / Whelan’s Old Sow
  7. Air/Hornpipe: Cáit Ní Dhuibhir / The Stack of Wheat
  8. Reels: John Kelly’s Bean an Tincéara / Paddy Rafferty’s
  9. Hornpipe: Johnny Cope
  10. Jigs: Barrel Rafferty’s / The Humours of Castlelyons
  11. Reels: Jem Byrne’s / Johnny McGreevy’s / The Concert Reel
  12. Air: Lá ‘le Pádraig
  13. Jigs: Buachaillí Bhaile Mhic Anndáin / Luighseach Nic Cionnaith / Pádraig Mac Giollarnáth
  14. Reels: The Dunmore Lasses / The Boy in the Gap


Emmett Gill
Update to website

We have just updated our website section on suggestions when buying pipes.

This section should be useful to anyone who is planning to purchase a set of pipes for the first time.

Please take a look and if you have any feedback or suggestions, please contact us via email: