Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 3

Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 3
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Chairman, NPU
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Píobaire, An
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3With the summer school season welland truly upon us I know many ofyou will be looking forward toadding to your skills, expertise, and experi-ence by spending a week or so under the guid-ance of a respected player who will hopefullyopen up new horizons and opportunitiesregarding your musical potential. From expe-rience both as a student and teacher I amaware how much can be gained from the highlevel of personal tuition available at suchevents and this is especially so in the case ofstudents who normally are not in a position toavail of the expertise of an accomplishedplayer. The summer schools also afford anopportunity for people to listen to gifted play-ers playing both formally and informally. Thisis particularly evident in the case of ScoilSamhraidh Willie Clancy where the eveningpiping recital as well as the lunchtime pipingrecitals are well attended by piping studentsof all levels of ability keen to add to theirappreciation of the art. The real hard work, of course, is done athome in the months after the classes haveended, but in my experience this is also themost rewarding aspect of the whole enterprisewhen, hopefully, real progress is madeStaying on the topic of tuition I would like todraw your attention to a new feature on ourwebsite whereby SCORCH notation has beenadded to all lessons on the web tune library.This allows the tune to be played according tothe supplied notation and, moreover, thetempo can be altered as required as can thepitch. We hope this feature will make life eas-ier for those of you who use the tune libraryto add to your repertoire. Reed-making is something that more of us areturning our hands to, and we are running reedmaking classes in our headquarters in 15Henrietta Street. These will take placebetween 27 -31 July and 24-28 August. Moredetails available on our website.In conclusion I wish you all well with what-ever musical plans you have for the summermonthsRobbie HannanChairman
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Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 3

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