New Reedmaking Videos with Donnacha Dwyer, Finbar Furey & Dave Hegarty

In early 2022, NPU filmed a series of reedmaking videos with expert reedmakers Donnacha Dwyer, Finbar Furey and Dave Hegarty.

The videos featured detailed demonstrations from each reedmaker of their personal approach to making concert pitch chanter reeds.

The series was filmed by uilleann piper and film maker Maitiú Ó Casaide with assistance from piper and reedmaker, Ultan Mac Gabhann.

Donnacha and Finbar were filmed in NPU’s building in Henrietta Street, Dublin and Dave was filmed at his home in Tralee, Co. Kerry.

We hope that this series of reedmaking videos will be of interest to reedmakers of all levels, pipers and anyone with an interest in the art of uilleann piping and crafts in Ireland.

This series was made possible through support from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Network Support Scheme 2021. Special thanks are due to the participating reedmakers Donnacha, Finbar and Dave for readily sharing their knowledge and experience.

The videos are available to all view on the website. As with all content on our website, no log-in or subscription are required to view the material:

Donnacha Dwyer

Finbar Furey

Dave Hegarty