Pipemaking

In 2008 and 2009, thanks to funding from The Arts Council, Na Píobairí Uilleann filmed the working methods of four master pipe makers around the world, Cillian Ó Briain, David Quinn, Geoff Wooff and Andreas Rogge. The result was many hours of footage covering various aspects of making the instrument. The material has now been edited and uploaded to this section of Source. For those not already familiar with the craft of Uilleann Pipemaking, the material should ideally be viewed in the context of a formal training environment. Be aware that some of the material is still under review and may appear as ‘Restricted’ but please rest assured that all clips will be made available to members in due course.

Warning

The video content contains potentially hazardous operations using sharp tools and/or dangerous equipment or substances. Please ensure that you have received proper safety training and consult manufacturer’s equipment safety instructions before attempting any operation shown. Na Píobairí Uilleann Teo. accepts no liability for any personal injury, any loss of profit (whether incurred directly or indirectly), any loss of goodwill or business reputation or any loss of opportunity suffered by you in attempting any operation or process contained in this material. In order to view the material you must accept these Terms. Viewing the material constitutes acceptance of the Terms.

 

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Media

Andreas Rogge - Pin-hole alinging tool

Cillian Ó Briain - Introduction

Cillian Ó Briain - Billet selection and preparation

Cillian Ó Briain - Lathe and turning tools

Galleries

Mac Mathúna Coyne Set previously owned by Liam O'Flynn and Séamus Ennis

O'Flynn Rowsome

Drawings by Daniel Hervé

Reck Kenna B Plans - Courtesy of Tommy Reck - measured by Daniel Hervé c1990

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Mac Mathúna Coyne

Mac Mathúna Coyne Set previously owned by Liam O'Flynn and ...

O'Flynn Rowsome

O'Flynn Rowsome

Coyne set in B (O'Hannigan set)

Drawings by Daniel Hervé

Reck Kenna B Plans

Reck Kenna B Plans - Courtesy of Tommy Reck - measured by Da...

McKeon Rowsome - Flatbed Scans

McKeon Rowsome - Flatbed Scans

Hannan Coyne - Flatbed Scans

Hannan Coyne - Flatbed Scans

Lyons Rowsome Plans

Lyons Rowsome - C Set of Uilleann Pipes by William Rowsome c...

Hannan Coyne Plans

A Set of Union Pipes in B Attributed to Coyne - Dublin c 184...

McKeon Rowsome Plans

Concert D Uilleann Pipes by Leo Rowsome c1938 - Courtesy of ...

Geoff Wooff making a ring F key

Geoff Wooff making a ring F key

Geoff Wooff - Voicing and Tuning

Geoff Wooff - Voicing and Tuning

Geoff Wooff - Hollow Stock

Geoff Wooff - Hollow Stock