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Apr
24
Clara Grunefeld
Scholarships 2020
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Na Píobairí Uilleann will award 12 piping scholarships for 2020.

We are aware that some summer schools may be cancelled this year due to the ongoing restrictions surrounding COVID-19. Successful applicants in 2020 will be able to carry their scholarship over into 2021, should their chosen summer school not take place. Alternatively, scholarships may be used to attend a course of piping tuition later in 2020 after previous approval by Na Píobairí Uilleann.

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 be 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 1st May 2020.

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

 

Mar
17
Anne-Marie Bell
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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We wish all of our visitors and members a Happy St.Patrick’s Day! 

For all of you at home, whether that’s in Ireland or elsewhere, we’d like to share a few archival items with you to mark the day: 

Since there’s no parade this year, here’s something to lift the spirits – an image taken at a St.Patrick’s Day parade in the late 1940s / early 1950s.
Photographed is Pat & Jim Brophy (Pipes), Tom Brophy (Accordion), Jim Seery (Fiddle), Betty Nevin (Dancer) outside the GPO, Dublin.
Thanks to Brendan Collins for sharing this photo with us!

 

 

If you’re stuck at home this St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a Notes & Narratives with Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh from March 2012 that may be of interest. Watch “The Stories, Songs, Music and Dance of St. Patrick” on our online archive 🎶👉https://bit.ly/2U8vXs9

Notes&Narratives is a monthly lecture/performance series which is streamed live on NPUTV & later added to www.pipers.ie/source

 

May
10
Emmett Gill
Annual Report 2018 now available
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Annual Report 2018 is now available.

For a full Review and Audited Accounts for 2018 click on the link below.

Click the image to view the report.

Annual Report 2018

Apr
16
Anne-Marie Bell
Launch of Learn
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are excited to announce the launch of their new ‘Learn’ series of videos.

This series focuses on the fundamentals of playing the uilleann pipes. It provides students with tips on how best to approach their playing, in order to avoid common pitfalls. The suggestions offered here, when adopted, facilitate ease of playing. It is hoped that teachers and makers of the instrument will also find the series useful. We recommend that you initially view the videos in the sequence listed.

Ideally a student should have access to regular tuition with an experienced piper and teacher. Na Píobairí Uilleann supports pipers and aspiring pipers in locations around the world. If you need any assistance locating a teacher in your locality, please refer to the list of teachers here or email info@pipers.ie.

As the uilleann pipes are a complex instrument, the wide range of resources provided by Na Píobairí Uilleann are invaluable to pipers and pipemakers at all levels of expertise, and we invite pipers, pipemakers and teachers to join the organisation here.

If you have any questions or comments in relation to the series, please email learn@pipers.ie.

The series can be accessed by clicking on the ‘Learn’ button located along the main banner of the Na Píobairí Uilleann website or by following this link

Nov
8
Anne-Marie Bell
Uilleann Pipe Competition at Holywood Music Festival
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Wednesday 14 November , Queen’s Leisure Complex Studio, Holywood

For more information, see https://www.holywoodmusicfestival.com

 

Oct
8
Anne-Marie Bell
Reedmaking: 8-week Evening Course
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Venue: NPU 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

Time: Tuesday 8pm-9:30pm

Cost: €80 for 8 weeks 

Commencing: Tuesday 9th October

Learn the art of reedmaking from an experienced reedmaker in this 8-week course commencing Tuesday 9th October. Beginners and Intermediates welcome. All tools and materials will be provided. Over 16s only.

Register today by emailing info@pipers.ie

Mar
5
Emmett Gill
Scholarships 2018
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Scholarships

Na Píobairí Uilleann will award six piping scholarships for 2018.

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 27th April 2018

To download the NPU Scholarship Application form – Scholarship Application Form 2018

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 emmett@pipers.ie or post to

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

Closing date for applications is 27th April 2018 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2018.

Feb
1
Emmett Gill
Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin
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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 downloand the application form click here and email to emmett@pipers.ie or post to

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

Closing date for applications is Thursday 28th April 2016 and the Oineach Mhuiris Uí Rócháin scholarship will be awarded in May 2016.

Jan
28
Gerry Lyons
Comhdháil na gCeoltóirí Musicians Congress
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Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork, on Saturday 6th February 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

The Musicians’ Convention on Saturday 6 February in the Rochestown Park Hotel is intended to help and advise musicians on a host of subjects. It will run from 2 pm to 5 pm, with speakers from the music industry giving talks on funding opportunities, publicity, insurance, copyright, marketing and publishing, amongst other topics. Speakers will include representatives from IMRO, the Arts Council and Gael Linn, and entry is €5. Musicians interested should register by emailing claru@cuireadhchunceoil.ie
Programme available on website
https://www.rte.ie/rnag/articles/sceala/2016/0125/762821-comhdhail-na-gceoltoiri-the-musicians-congress/

Dé Sathairn 6 Feabhra, don chéad uair, reáchtálfar Comhdháil na gCeoltóirí in Óstán Pháirc Bhaile an Róistigh i gCorcaigh mar chuid d’imeachtaí dheireadh seachtaine Bhonn Óir Seán Ó Riada.
Beidh an Chomhdháil ar siúl Dé Sathairn ó 2 pm go 5 pm, agus beidh réimse cainteoirí ó thionscal an cheoil páirteach ann agus iad ag cur comhairle ar cheoltóirí maidir le cúrsaí maoinithe, poiblíochta, árachais, cóipchirt, margaíochta agus foilsitheoireachta, i measc rudaí eile. Beidh ionadaithe ó IMRO, An Chomhairle Ealaíon agus Gael Linn i measc na gcainteoirí.
€5 an cead isteach, agus ba cheart do dhaoine go bhfuil spéis acu freastal ar an ócáid é sin a chur in iúl tré ríomhphost a sheoladh chuig claru@cuireadhchunceoil.ie

Tá an clár le fáil ar an suíomh www.rte.ie/rnag

Jun
11
Carolyne Lindsay
Scoil Samhraidh WIllie Clancy 2015: Pre-Registration for Uilleann Piping Classes still OPEN
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The 43rd Willie Clancy Summer School, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Saturday 4th July to Sunday 12th July, 2015.

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Information for 2015 is now available at:

https://www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com/information.html

Click on the link below to pre-register for uilleann piping classes.

Pre-Register for uilleann pipe classes here

Note: Registration for all other instruments takes place in the Community Hall Miltown Malbay from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 4th July 2015.