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The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert 2022 – Tickets for Sale Now!

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Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be returning to an in-person concert this year in front of a live audience at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin. The concert will take place on Saturday 1st October at 8pm.

The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert is Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual flagship concert. For many years the concert has presented some of the finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland and abroad.

Tickets available on Eventbrite at aceanddeuce.eventbrite.com or contact info@pipers.ie / +353-1-8730093

Prices: €25 (Senior/Student/Unwaged €20) // Family ticket €70 (admits 4)

This year’s concert will be presented by Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and performers are listed below:
  • Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes)
  • Sorcha Costello (fiddle)
  • Elaine Reilly (banjo)
  • Catherine McHugh (piano)
  • Ciarán Mac Fheidhlimidh (uilleann pipes)
  • Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle)
  • Steve Cooney (guitar)
  • Deirdre Collis (whistle / button accordion)
  • Mary Corcoran (piano)
  • Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile (song)

Poster designed by Sinéad Kennedy.

Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert 2022 Poster

Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile

Na Píobairí Uilleann awarded funding by Music Network through Music Capital Scheme


Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to have been awarded funding by Music Network through the current round of the Music Capital Scheme. This funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, will go towards the purchase of practice sets for the Pipes on Loan Programme, our instrument rental initiative.

The Pipes on Loan Programme provides high-quality starter instruments to learners, removing economic barriers to access the uilleann pipes. This funding will allow Na Píobairí Uilleann to expand the Pipes on Loan Programme in order to meet growing demand for access to quality instruments for beginners.

Na Píobairí Uilleann would like to thank Music Network for their support in ensuring access to the uilleann pipes for future generations.

#napiobairi #uilleann #sharingthesound #access

Fionntan Byrne

Last Chance to Register for Piping Tuition at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2022!


Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2022 will take place from Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 10th July 2022. Uilleann piping and reedmaking classes will run from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th July inclusive, from 10am until 1pm each day. Pre-registration is essential. For full details on uilleann piping classes and to register, click here:

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2022 – Pre Registration for Uilleann pipes & Reedmaking Classes


Note that all students must make payment via the NPU shop item above, and complete this Google form to assist with class allocation. For students under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must also return the parental consent form. The consent form can be found here and can be returned once complete to info@pipers.ie.

Please contact info@pipers.ie with any queries.

Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile

Funding Opportunity: Scoileanna Ildánacha / Creative Schools 2022


Scoileanna Ildánacha / Creative Schools 2022

Scoileanna Ildánacha / Creative Schools 2022 welcomes applications from schools and Youthreach centres across the country who would like to join the programme.  The deadline for application is 17.30 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

The purpose of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools is to support schools and Youthreach centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. Participating schools/centres will take part in a guided journey over two years to develop a Creative Schools Plan unique to each school, and begin to implement it.  Key supports offered by this award include up to nine days per year of expert support and advice from a Creative Associate assigned to each school/centre, and a €4,000 grant towards activities and projects arising. 

All applications to the Arts Council are made through the Arts Council’s online services system.  Schools and Youthreach centres interested in applying to Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools 2022 can register an account on the Arts Council’s online services system here. The system is open to receive applications, and the final deadline for application is 17.30 on Thursday 2 June 2022.

All Department of Education-recognised primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres that have not already participated in a previous round of Creative Schools are invited to apply.

Further information about the programme and how to apply is available here.

If you have any questions at all please contact creativeschools@artscouncil.ie

The Arts Council are running online information clinics about Creative Schools and how to apply.   The clinics are for representatives of Primary and Post Primary Schools, Special Schools and Youthreach Centres who are interested in participating in Creative Schools from September 2022 for the academic years 2022/2023 and 2023/2024.

The online information clinics will take place as follows:

Wednesday 18 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00 (English language) Book a ticket here
Thursday 19 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00 (Irish language) Book a ticket here
Friday 20 May 2022 at 16.00-17.00 (English language) Book a ticket here


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