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Na Píobairí Uilleann welcomes pipers Patricia Logan and Rita Farrell onto new Board

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19
Clara Grunefeld
Na Píobairí Uilleann welcomes pipers Patricia Logan and Rita Farrell onto new Board
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Press Release on behalf of Na Píobairí Uilleann – Irish version see below.

Friday April 16, 2021

Na Píobairí Uilleann is delighted to welcome uilleann pipers Patricia Logan and Rita Farrell onto its Board. Both women were approved at a meeting of the NPU Board this evening.

As a previous long-serving Board member Logan, from Athlone in Co Westmeath, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the governing body of the Association. She worked in the further education sector in Dublin as a teacher and deputy principal for over 30 years before taking early retirement in 2018.

A former student of the pipes in NPU in the 1980s, Logan is married to well-known pipe-maker Donncha Keegan and lives in Leixlip in Co Kildare.

Farrell, a native of London with Irish parents, first began her involvement with traditional music at a young age in the city under the guidance of Marian Gill and Damien Mullane before learning the pipes from leading uilleann piper Emmet Gill.

A previous recipient of the NPU Scholarship Scheme for young students of the instrument, Farrell is a graduate in architecture from Queen’s University Belfast where she conducted research into soundscapes in Irish music as part of her Masters programme. She is currently practising in London.

A regular public performer on the pipes, Farrell features on NPU’s, The Rolling Wave, A New Generation of Pipers CD. She has since become a prominent member of the London music scene and continues to teach from her home in the city.

Speaking about the appointments, NPU Chairman Caoimhín Mac Aoidh said: “On behalf of the Board of Na Píobairí Uilleann I’m delighted to welcome Patricia Logan and Rita Farrell. Patricia’s authoritative knowledge of the NPU governing structure and uilleann piping in general will be extremely valuable to the new Board while Rita’s perspective as a young practitioner will help shape our efforts to support the piping community and the ambitious programme laid out by the staff of NPU under the Executive leadership of Gay McKeon.”

For further information contact Clara Grunefeld clara@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 Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council.

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Fearann Na Píobairí Uilleann fáilte roimh na píobairí Patricia Logan agus Rita Farrell chuig an mBord Nua.

Preaseisiúint de chuid Na bPíobairí Uilleann

Dé hAoine 16 Aibreán, 2021

Tá an-áthas ar Na Píobairí Uilleann fáilte a fhearadh roimh na píobairí Patricia Logan agus Rita Farrell chuig an mBord. Glacadh le hainmniúchán na beirte ban ag cruinniú de chuid Bhord NPU tráthnóna.

Chaith Logan, arb as Baile Átha Luain i gContae na hIarmhí di, tréimhse fhada mar bhall den bhord roimhe seo, agus tá neart taithí agus eolais le tairiscint aici do bhord stiúrtha an Chomhlachais. Tá breis agus tríocha bliain caite aici ag obair san earnáil oideachais i mBaile Átha Cliath agus í ina múinteoir agus ina leasphríomhoide. Chuaigh sí ar luathscor sa bhliain 2018.

Ba dhalta píobaireachta de chuid NPU í Logan sna 1980idí agus tá sí pósta leis an bpíobaire aitheanta Donncha Keegan. Tá cónaí uirthi i Léim an Bhradáin i gContae Chill Dara.

Is as Londain ó dhúchas do Farrell, arb as Éirinn dá tuismitheoirí, agus is sa chathair sin a thosaigh sí ag foghlaim an cheoil thraidisiúnta agus í óg, faoi stiúir Marian Gill agus Damien Mullane. Thosaigh sí ag foghlaim na bpíob ina dhiaidh sin leis an bpíobaire aitheanta Emmet Gill.

Bronnadh scéim scoláireachta NPU d’fhoghlaimeoirí óga na huirlise ar Farrell, agus bhain sí céim ailtireachta amach i gColáiste na Banríona, Béal Feirste, mar a ndearna sí taighde ar fhuaimdhreacha an cheoil thraidisiúnta mar chuid dá céim mháistreachta. Tá sí ag obair i Londain faoi láthair.

Bíonn Farrell ag seinnim go minic ar an bpíb agus tá sí le cloisteáil ar The Rolling Wave, A New Generation of Pipers, ceirnín de chuid NPU. Is ball aitheanta de phobal ceoil Londain í agus bíonn sí ag múineadh óna baile sa chathair sin.

Ag caint dó ar na ceapacháin, dúirt Cathaoireach NPU, Caoimhín Mac Aoidh: ‘Thar ceann Bhord na bPíobairí Uilleann tá an-áthas orm fáilte a fhearadh roimh Patricia Logan agus Rita Farrell. Beidh eolas údarásach Logan ar struchtúr stiúrtha NPU agus ar an bpíobaireacht go ginearálta ina bhuntáiste don Bhord nua, agus cuideoidh peirspictíocht Rita mar cheoltóir óg lenár gcuid iarrachtaí tacaíocht a chur ar fáil don phobal píobaireachta agus leis an gclár uaillmhianach tá leagtha amach ag meitheal NPU faoi cheannasaíocht fheidhmiúcháin Gay McKeon.

Is féidir tuilleadh eolais a fháil ach glaoch ar Clara Grunefeld clara@pipers.ie  guthán: +353-1-8730093.

Eolas faoi Na Píobairí Uilleann

Bunaíodh Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU) in 1968 ag an am a cheaptar nach raibh ach thar ar 100 píobaire uilleann fágtha sa tír. Ach is eagraíocht atá faoi bhláth inniu í agus é mar aidhm aici Fuaim na hÉireann a Roinnt trí Rochtain, trí Oideachas, trí Thaibhiú agus trí Chaomhnú.

Ón am ar oscail NPU a áitreabh i dteach Seoirseach athchóirithe i 15 Sráid Henrietta, Baile Átha Cliath in 2007 tá sé ag freastal ar an éileamh atá ag fás gan stad ar oiliúint rialta ar an uirlis. Tá sé ag foilsiú agus ag eisiúint taifeadtaí tábhachtacha ó shin i leith freisin. Toisc go bhfuil éileamh thar na bearta ar an uirlis í fhéin, bhunaigh NPU a sainionad oiliúna PipeCraft in 2011 chun oiliúint a chur ar fáil ins an saincheird ardoilte de dhéantús píbe.

Tá NPU creidiúnaithe le hEagraíocht Oideachais, Eolaíochta agus Chultúir na Náisiún Aontaithe (UNESCO) mar eagraíocht neamhrialtasach inniúil (NGO) in san earnáil a bhaineann le hOidhreacht Chultúir Dholáimhsithe (ICH).

Chuaigh NPU i mbun stocaireachta le Rialtas na hÉireann chun go ndaingneodh sé Coinbhinsiún UNESCO maidir le hOidhreacht Chultúir Dholáimhsithe. De thoradh ar sin chuir UNESCO Píobaireacht Uilleann ar a Liosta Ionadaíoch d’Oidhreacht Chultúir Dholáimhsithe an Chine Daonna i Nollaig 2017.

Is iad príomh-mhaoinitheoirí NPU ná An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta, An Chomhairle Ealaíon agus Comhairle Cathrach Bhaile Átha Cliath.

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