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NPU Annual Tionól 2022 – Laois

May 27, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual Tionól 2022 will take place on Friday 27th May to Sunday 29th May in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois.

Class bookings
Class bookings for reedmaking and uilleann piping classes can be made by phoning +353-1-8730093 or emailing info@pipers.ie with your name.
Spaces are limited. Class fees are as follows and are payable by phone in advance or on the day:
Two-day reedmaking: €50 members (€75 non members)
One-day uilleann pipes: €30 members (€45 non members)
Hotel bookings
For room reservations at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, please book directly with the hotel on +353-57-8730111. Please mention that you are attending the Tionól with Na Píobairí Uilleann when booking to secure the agreed prices for the weekend. The cost is €144 per person sharing including two nights Bed and Breakfast and one evening meal on Saturday.
Alternative Accomodation
Castle Arms (Durrow – approx. 8km Cork side) – 057 873 6117
Maldron Hotel (Portlaoise – approx. 15km Dublin side) – 057 869 5900


Friday 27th May

3:00pm – 7:00pm
Reedmaking Workshop
Spruce Reeds with Jim Wenham

Young Piper’s Recital
Featuring Senan Larkin, Niamh Morris, Aaron Fitzgerald, & Tove Byers

The Piper’s Chair

Saturday 28th May

10.30am – 3:30pm
Piping & Reedmaking Workshops

Piping Tutors – Colm Broderick, Fiadh Fitzpatrick, & Michael Foley
Reedmaking Workshop (contd.) – Spruce Reeds with Jim Wenham

4:00pm – 5:30pm

6:30pm – 8.00pm

9:00pm – 10:30pm
Piping Recital

Featuring Pamela Schweblin, Ciaran Somers, Alain Carroll, & Donnchadh Gough

The Piper’s Chair

Sunday 29th May

11.00am – 12:30pm
Lecture on Patrick Hennelly, pipemaker: “It was my wish I could make an instrument that could produce such sounds”

Speaker: Richie Piggott

Group Photograph




May 27, 2022
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Abbeyleix Manor Hotel
Cork Road
Abbeyleix, Laois Ireland
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