Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 11

Píobaire, An, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 11
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Chairman, NPU
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Píobaire, An
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11STRATEGIC FEEDBACKIn the December 2006 issue of An Píobaire (Vol.4, No. 38), Na Píobairí Uilleann published aStrategic Plan: 2007-2011 for the developmentof piping and pipe-making worldwide.This included the key initiatives that we pur-sue as an organisation. We have summarisedand grouped the key comments from the 2009Survey under the headings of the StrategicPlan as follows:1. SAFE-GUARDING THE UILLEANN PIPINGTRADITIONxrhombus Highlight styles of older generation playersfor the younger generationxrhombus Profile of up and coming pipers in AnPíobairexrhombus Raise the profile of the organisationthrough partnerships with other academicjournals and publicationsxrhombus Highlight the techniques employed by mak-ers of classic sets e.g. Harrington, Coyne,Colgan, etc.2. CREATE PUBLIC ACCESS TO PIPING HER-ITAGE THROUGH PUBLICATIONS & PER-FORMANCExrhombus Expanded articles on piping techniquexrhombus Consider more frequent publication of AnPíobairexrhombus Emailing of electronic version of AnPíobairexrhombus Increased email communications informingpeople of events, etc.xrhombus Continue to expand the online video tutorxrhombus Improve navigation for web site onlineshop 3. BUILD A WORLDWIDE CRITICAL MASS OFCOMPETENT PLAYERSxrhombus More contact with members and an onlinemember directory (e.g. web based social net-working facility for pipers worldwide.)xrhombus Availability of more events and lessons over-seas including America, Europe, Australia, etc.xrhombus Consider how to minimise currency exchangedifferences for overseas members for sub-scriptions.4. PROMOTE VIRTUOSITY IN PERFORMANCE& INSTRUMENT MAKINGxrhombus More lessons and events held outsideDublinxrhombus Incorporate more drones and regulators inlessonsxrhombus More information on reed-making and toimprove availability of ready-made reedsxrhombus More emphasis on pipe-making and pipe-maintenance5. PROMOTE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENTINTO THE INSTRUMENT AND ITS MUSICxrhombus Expand access to archive and notatedmusic on websitexrhombus Piping lectures made available as videosonlinexrhombus Provide more technical data on all aspectsof pipe-makingxrhombus Continue to provide tune notation onlinexrhombus Better search and online browsing systemfor web sitexrhombus More piping specific tunesYour suggestions are vital to help improve allaspects of the services provided by NaPíobairí Uilleann and in helping shape anddeliver on our Strategic Plan. Naturally, ourability to deliver on all suggestions is subjectto funding and resource constraints.WEBSITE:In relation to our website there were a numberof suggestions for improvements which aresummarised overleaf.A significant number of members citedimproved Navigation & Functionality as anarea for improvement in relation to the web-site. We plan to review the structure and plat-form of our website during 2010 and the pre-vious suggestions will be taken on board.
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