Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 48, Page 5

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 48, Page 5
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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5~ News & Events ~Alain FromentWe were deeply saddened to hear of thedeath of pipemaker Alain Froment inearly November. An obituary of Alain willappear in the next issue of An Píobaire.Leo RowsomeCommemorative EventSaturday, February 28th will see the firstLeo Rowsome commemorative event inHenrietta Street. See page 7 for details of thisevent.SchaffhausenThe Schaffhausen Uilleann Pipers Clubextends an invitation to its 1st SpringWorkshop which will take place on March28-29. There will be classes for beginners andintermediate pipers, with Michel Sikiotakis astutor. See www.pipersclub.ch for details.NPU Online LibraryP.W. JOYCE’S Ancient Irish Music has beenadded to the NPU Online Library and isnow available in full for members to browseor search. The Online Library can be accessedat:www.pipers.ie/NPUPublic/Archive.aspxMusic at the Edge of thePeaksPiping classes for advanced and intermedi-ate students will given by, respectively,Paddy O’Hare and Brian Howard at this sum-mer school which will take place on August9-14 in Derbyshire. For full details contactdot@tradgig.com.Young ScientistSinéad O’Halloran from Scariff, Co. Clare(see below) is a young piper who has car-ried out a study of the importance of the reedin giving a good quality note on the chanter ofthe pipes. Her work is almost concluded nowand the results of her study will be exhibitedat the B.T. Young Scientist and TechnologyExhibition, R.D.S. Dublin January 8th, 9th,10th 2009.Sinead is carrying on a proud family traditionin piping – her grand uncle Martin Rochfordalso played the pipes. Sinead acknowledgesthe great help of Mickey Dunne in carryingout this study.
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