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Clara Grunefeld

Online Reed Making Courses from 25th January – now full

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Na Píobairí Uilleann will hold two online reed making courses over six weeks, both commencing Monday 25th January 7.00pm GMT. No experience required!

The courses will be taught by Ultan MacGabhann who has many years’ experience teaching reedmaking, both in Henrietta St. as well as on the pipemaking course we operate in conjunction with BCFE, and by well known pipe maker and very experienced reed maker Bill Haneman.

Course costs €50.

Due to high demand, both of these two courses are now fully subscribed. To register your interest for other upcoming courses, please email us at info@pipers.ie. Students will need their own tools and materials.

The course takes place at 7pm GMT over Zoom on the following dates:

  • Monday 25th January
  • Monday 1st February
  • Monday 8th February
  • No class on Monday 15th February (mid-term)
  • Monday 22nd February
  • Monday 1st March
  • Monday 8th March
Anne-Marie Bell

Merry Christmas – Beannachtaí na Nollag


We wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our members and pipers worldwide from the board and staff at Na Píobairí Uilleann. 

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh agus Athbhliain faoi Shéan agus faoi Shíocháin daoibh go léir. 

Thanks to our members, volunteers and participants for their support this year. We look forward to 2021 and hope that you can join us throughout the year for our events and activities. If you would like to keep updated, be sure to follow our website and social media pages, or get in touch with us at info@pipers.ie. 

Clara Grunefeld

Session with the Pipers – Special Festive Episodes Online on 26th December and 1st January


Na Píobairí Uilleann is delighted to announce that two special festive episodes of the beloved concert series “Session with the Pipers” will be available on NPU-TV in the coming weeks.

The two programmes were filmed in Henrietta Street in December and will be available exclusively on NPU-TV on Saturday 26th December and Friday 1st January 2021 at 8pm, respectively. The episodes will be available to view free of charge for one week each.

In place of buying a ticket, we ask that you consider making a donation to Na Píobairí Uilleann, a link is available on the video page.

Here’s the line-up of the online concerts:

26th December
  • Emmett Gill & Jesse Smith (uilleann pipes & fiddle)
  • Rosie Stewart (song)
  • Noel Hill (concertina)
  • Presented by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin
1st January 
  • Sheila Friel (uilleann pipes)
  • Nell Ní Chróinín (song)
  • Conor and Paddy McEvoy (fiddle & piano)
  • Presented by Doireann Ní Ghlacáin


Clara Grunefeld

Breandán Breathnach Commemoration 2020 – Taking Place Online


Na Píobairí Uilleann is delighted to present a short documentary about Breandán Breathnach on the occasion of this year’s Breathnach Commemoration on Saturday 5th December. The full film “Breandán Breathnach – Píobaire, Caomhnóir, Scoláire (1912-1985)” will be available on NPU TV and Social Media from Saturday 5th December at 8pm and feature Éadaoin Bhreathnach, Seán Potts, Gay McKeon and others. 


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