Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 at Henrietta St – Saturday 10th June, bígí linn!

On Saturday 10th June, Na Píobairí Uilleann welcomes young families and children to Henrietta St. from 11am – 2pm as part of Cruinniú na nÓg 2023.

In celebration of Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people, NPU will host a “Try the Pipes” morning for children aged 5-18 years old, followed by a Young Piper’s recital.

Participants will get the opportunity to learn about and experience Ireland’s native instrument, the uilleann pipes. This will take place at NPU headquarters, 15 Henrietta St., Dublin 1 and admission is free.

The event will commence at 11am with a “Try the Pipes” session, where children will have opportunity to get their first taste of playing the pipes with the guidance of two experienced uilleann pipers, Colm Broderick and Maeve O’Donnell. The tutors will give a short performance and demonstration of the pipes and will then assist children in trying a practice set of pipes for themselves.

The second half of the event will commence at 1:10pm with a special Young Piper’s recital featuring three young pipers who are currently taking lessons in NPU headquarters at Henrietta St.

Na Píobairí Uilleann would like to thank the Cruinniú na nÓg team at Dublin City Council for their generous support. 

About Cruinniú na nÓg:

Ireland is the first, and only, country in the world to have a national day of free creativity for children and young people under 18. Cruinniú na nÓg is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme’s Creative Youth Plan to enable the creative potential of children and young people. The inaugural Cruinniú na nÓg took place on 23rd June 2018 and for the past number of years, including under exceptional circumstances in 2020, young people and families have come together to enjoy, a wide range of creative activities including workshops and tutorials to recitals and readings in every city, town and village across the country. Delivered in partnership with the 31 Local Authorities and supported by RTÉ, you are invited to participate in a programme of fun, free, creative activities; from graffiti art workshops to stop-motion animation, to coding and architecture workshops!

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