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Jul
3
Clara Grunefeld

Traditional Arts Bursary Award 2020 by the Arts Council

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Applications are now open for the Traditional Arts Bursary Award 2020 by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Deadline is Thursday, 30th July at 5.30pm. 

More info here.

Jun
24
Clara Grunefeld

Online Workshops and Master Classes for Pipers in collaboration with Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy

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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy and Na Píobairí Uilleann are pleased to offer a series of online workshops and masterclasses for pipers commencing on Monday 6th July.

All piping events in this series are available to participants at no cost but places must be pre-booked and a strictly limited number of places for each session are available. Please note that due to limited spaces available, each student may only register for one class and one workshop during the week.

This series of masterclasses provides an opportunity for students to listen to some leading uilleann pipers perform a selection of their favourite pieces for the instrument. Additionally, tutors will demonstrate their approach to playing the pipes. It is hoped that students find this insight useful in the development of their own piping. There will be an opportunity for students to ask questions at the end of each session.

Each online event will last for approximately 90 minutes and take place via online video calling platforms. Please note that classes may be recorded for internal educational purposes.

As all piping masterclasses and workshops are taking place online, we regret that we cannot stream by novice, intermediate, and advanced levels. Consequently, classes will be mixed ability, but it is hoped that all participants will benefit from the experience.

For further information or to book a place at any of the piping events, please contact Na Píobairí Uilleann through email info@pipers.ie or call +353 1 8730093 or +353 87 3670978. Please note: students are permitted to attend one masterclass and/or workshop subject to availability.

Monday 6th July

10am – Masterclass w/ Mikie Smyth (full)

3pm – Airs w/ Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (full)

Tuesday 7th July

10am – Pipes Maintenance w/ Mick O’Brien (full)

3pm – Masterclass w/ Mickey Dunne (full)

Wednesday 8th July

10am – Masterclass w/ Louise Mulcahy (full)

3pm – Regulators w/ Gay McKeon (full)

Thursday 9th July

10am – Reedmaking Demonstration w/ Jim Wenham  

3pm – Masterclass w/ Seán McKeon (full)

Friday 10th July

10am – Masterclass w/ Brian McNamara (full)

3pm – Tuning a Full Set of Pipes w/ Benedict Koehler (full)

All times Irish Standard Time (GMT+1)

Classes will be held on Zoom and might be recorded for internal educational purposes.

Supported by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Jun
8
Clara Grunefeld

COVID-19 Update (8/6/2020)

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In line with phase 2 of re-opening, starting on the 8th of June, our Headquarters in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin will be partially manned each day by some staff members.  Administration services will gradually re-open while we implement the required health and safety procedures. During this time and until further notice, the building will remain closed to the public. Thank you for your support in this regard.

You can contact NPU by email at info@pipers.ie or by phone at +353 1 8730093 during working hours 9am to 5pm (IST) Monday to Friday and you can leave a voice message if you cannot get in touch with us immediately. If you wish to contact individual members of staff directly you can do so by email.

You can place orders in our online shop. We are striving to take up regular delivery from the 8th of June. If you have any questions in relation to your order, you can email info@pipers.ie. If you wish to buy items from our in house shop in 15 Henrietta Street, please phone us in advance to pay and make an appointment for collection of goods.

We will continue to update our members via email, website, and on social media platforms.

Unfortunately, all NPU public events previously planned to be held in June and July 2020 have been postponed until further notice.

In the meantime, please feel free to visit the online archive to view an extensive library of video, audio and photographic materials for your entertainment and to aid learning and research. You can also stay tuned with our regular social media updates.

We wish you and your families the very best and hope that you continue to stay well during these challenging times.

 

 

Jun
3
Anne-Marie Bell

New Online Performance Series “Piping from the Parlour”

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We are delighted to announce the launch of “Piping from the Parlour”, a new series of online videos featuring various uilleann pipers.
 
The artists perform from their own homes and these are brought to you via our Facebook page at 8pm (IST).
The series started on Tuesday 21st April and is broadcast every other day.
 
Here is the schedule of the performances (all times listed are IST):
  • 21/04/2020 8pm – Tommy Keane
  • 23/04/2020 8pm – Colm Broderick
  • 25/04/2020 8pm – Louise Mulcahy
  • 27/04/2020 8pm – Leonard Barry
  • 29/04/2020 8pm – Rita Farrell
  • 01/05/2020 8pm – Seán Gavin
  • 03/05/2020 8pm – Tom Creegan
  • 05/05/2020 8pm – Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell
  • 07/05/2020 8pm – Amy Campbell
  • 11/05/2020 8pm – Jimmy O’Brien Moran
  • 13/05/2020 8pm – Ronan Browne
  • 15/05/2020 8pm – Peter Laban
  • 17/05/2020 8pm – Sheila Friel
  • 19/05/2020 8pm – Gregorio Bellodi
  • 21/05/2020 8pm – Pádraic Keane
  • 23/05/2020 8pm – Deb Quigley
  • 25/05/2020 8pm – Colleen Shanks
  • 27/05/2020 8pm –  Pamela Schweblin
  • 29/05/2020 8pm – Joseph Byrne
  • 31/05/2020 8pm – Seán McKiernan
  • 02/06/2020 8pm – Cillian Vallely
  • 06/06/2020 8pm – Tom Delany
  • 08/06/2020 8pm – Michael Stribling
  • 10/06/2020 8pm – Martin Nolan
  • 12/06/2020 8pm – Barry Kerr
  • 14/06/2020 8pm – Kara Doyle
  • 16/06/2020 8pm – Preston Wilde
  • 18/06/2020 8pm – Heather Clarke
  • 20/06/2020 8pm – Lachlan McKibbin
  • 22/06/2020 8pm – Marion McCarthy
  • 24/06/2020 8pm – Maeve O’Donnell
  • 26/06/2020 8pm – Donnchadh Gough
  • 30/06/2020 8pm – Jason Rouse
  • more artists will be confirmed
 
The full series will be available for viewing on our online Archive at a later date. You can also watch all past episodes on Facebook, you don’t have to be signed up to see them!
 
Our thanks goes to The Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon for making this possible.