Píobaire, An, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 6
Na Píobairí Uilleann
REGULAR EVENTS WITH NA PÍOBAIRÍ UILLEANN
WEEKLY NPU PIPING & REED-MAKING CLASSES: Held weekly during the months Sep-
tember to May on Tuesday nights. Classes start each hour from 5pm to 8pm.
NPU RECITALS: Held in The Cobblestone on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:30pm
January 7th – Conal Duffy (pipes), Catherine McEvoy (fiddle), Edel
McWeeney (fiddle) and Johnny Moynihan (songs)
February 4th – Leonard Barry (pipes), Conor Byrne (flute), Ciarán Mac
Aodhagán (fiddle) and Vincent Doherty (songs)
March 4th – Peter Browne (pipes), Noel Hill (concertina), Toner Quinn (fid-
dle) and Malachy Bourke (fiddle)
NOTES & NARRATIVES: Held in Henrietta St. on the 2nd/3rd Friday of each month at 8:30pm.
December 13th – Seán Mac Philbín : Fingal and its Mummers
January 17th – Mick Brown : Inside Out: Reflections on the South West Donegal Tra-
dition & Beyond
February 21st – Professor Fergus Kelly : Early Irish Music – An Overview of
the Linguistic and Documentary Evidence
LEO ROWSOME COMMEMORATIVE EVENT: Held annually on the last Saturday in Febru-
ary. The 2014 event will take place on the 22nd of February.
NPU TIONÓL: Held annually on the weekend before the last Monday of May, in 2014
the weekend of May 23rd to 25th, in Listowel, co. Kerry.
ADVANCED REED-MAKING CLASSES: Classes are held each summer.
SCOIL SAMHRAIDH WILLIE CLANCY: Held annually on the first full calendar week in
July. It always starts on the first Saturday of July, the 5th of July in 2014.
ACE & DEUCE OF PIPING CONCERT: Held annually on the first weekend in October, the
2013 concert will take place on Saturday October 5th. See page 10 for details.
INTERNATIONAL UILLEANN PIPING DAY: Now an annual event, next year’s global day of
uilleann piping will take place on Saturday 18th of October.
BREANDÁN BREATHNACH COMMEMORATION: Held annually on the first Saturday of De-
cember. The 2014 event will take place on Saturday, December 6th.
HE POPULAR EVENING RTÉ PROGRAMME Na-
tionwide has had a recent makeover, in-
cluding a new theme tune, which includes the
sound of the uilleann pipes.
No need to wonder–we can reveal that the piper
is none other than Mark Redmond.
(Send the fiver to the usual account, Mark. Ed.)
HE SECOND International Bagpipe Conference
will take place in central London on Saturday
8 March 2014, in the premises of the Institute of
Musical Research, in Malet Street.
The one-day conference will be hosted by the In-
stitute of Musical Research and the School of Ori-
ental and African Studies.
They aim to establish a productive and welcom-
ing platform for all people interested in the study
of bagpipes: academics, music experts, instrument
makers, folk musicians, dancers and music lovers.
Full details can be found at the IBO website:
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