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May
26
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
NPU Annual Tionól 2023 – Laois
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual Tionól 2023 will take place on Friday 26th May to Sunday 28th May in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois.

More details to follow. 

Oct
7
Éanna Harrington
Templemore Tionól
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The 34th Annual Templemore Tíonol will be returning again to the Templemore Arms Hotel. The Tíonol will take place from Friday the 7th – Sunday the 9th October and will feature uilleann piping classes, reed making workshops and sessions throughout the weekend.

Classes will run on Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm.

Tutors: Cillian Roche and Leo Rickard.

Reed making workshop with Jim Wenham and Paddy Hyland.

For more info contact: Brendan Collins 0876732020

All pipers welcome.

Sep
9
Éanna Harrington
Autumn-Winter Classes 2022
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Uilleann Piping & Reedmaking Tuition at HQ

Na Píobairí Uilleann’s regular Tuesday night classes at HQ, Henrietta Street will return for the Autumn-Winter term on Tuesday 13th September.

To register for classes or for more information, please contact info@pipers.ie or +353-1-8730093.

To welcome students back, we will be hosting a BBQ on Friday 9th September at 6pm with music and refreshments. Students are encouraged to bring their instruments and play a tune. Family and friends are welcome, especially those who are keen to start learning the pipes.

May
27
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
NPU Annual Tionól 2022 – Laois
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual Tionól 2022 will take place on Friday 27th May to Sunday 29th May in Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Cork Road, Abbeyleix, Co.Laois.

Class bookings
Class bookings for reedmaking and uilleann piping classes can be made by phoning +353-1-8730093 or emailing info@pipers.ie with your name.
Spaces are limited. Class fees are as follows and are payable by phone in advance or on the day:
Two-day reedmaking: €50 members (€75 non members)
One-day uilleann pipes: €30 members (€45 non members)
 
Hotel bookings
For room reservations at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, please book directly with the hotel on +353-57-8730111. Please mention that you are attending the Tionól with Na Píobairí Uilleann when booking to secure the agreed prices for the weekend. The cost is €144 per person sharing including two nights Bed and Breakfast and one evening meal on Saturday.
 
Alternative Accomodation
Castle Arms (Durrow – approx. 8km Cork side) – 057 873 6117
Maldron Hotel (Portlaoise – approx. 15km Dublin side) – 057 869 5900
 

Programme:

Friday 27th May

3:00pm – 7:00pm
Reedmaking Workshop
Spruce Reeds with Jim Wenham

8.00pm
Young Piper’s Recital
Featuring Senan Larkin, Niamh Morris, Aaron Fitzgerald, & Tove Byers

9.00pm
The Piper’s Chair

Saturday 28th May

10.30am – 3:30pm
Piping & Reedmaking Workshops

Piping Tutors – Colm Broderick, Fiadh Fitzpatrick, & Michael Foley
Reedmaking Workshop (contd.) – Spruce Reeds with Jim Wenham

4:00pm – 5:30pm
AGM

6:30pm – 8.00pm
Dinner

9:00pm – 10:30pm
Piping Recital

Featuring Pamela Schweblin, Ciaran Somers, Alain Carroll, & Donnchadh Gough

10.30pm
The Piper’s Chair

Sunday 29th May

11.00am – 12:30pm
Lecture on Patrick Hennelly, pipemaker: “It was my wish I could make an instrument that could produce such sounds”

Speaker: Richie Piggott

12:30pm
Group Photograph

 

 

Feb
26
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event 2022
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The Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event takes place annually in Henrietta Street on the final Saturday in February. The event celebrates the life and achievements of Leo Rowsome. Leo Rowsome was one of the most significant figures in uilleann piping in the twentieth century, as a piper, pipemaker, organiser and piping teacher. The events of the day reflect all aspects of Leo’s piping legacy and include piping tuition, pipemaking and reedmaking tuition, a lecture and piping performance, followed by a social gathering with informal music.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday 26th February 2022. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Ruáirí Howell and the advanced piping class with Leonard Barry will have a focus on regulator playing. There will also be a class in reedmaking with pipemaker Paddy Hyland. The evening’s activities will include a lecture by Éanna Ó Cróinín, “The Uilleann Pipers of 19th Century Meath”. The evening will then see the launch of Uilleann Piping from County Kildare, a CD of uilleann piper Joe Byrne from Athy. Joe has been heavily influenced by Leo’s music, and Joe himself learned from one of Leo’s students, Gay McKeon.

The formal events of the day will finish with a recital featuring Joe Byrne, Naoise and Tierna Rowsome, the youngest generation of the Rowsome family, and Joe Finn who who plays a magnificent set of Leo’s manufacture.

Programme of Events:

10:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes

Piping Class – Ruáirí Howell
Regulator Workshop – Leonard Barry
Reedmaking Class – Paddy Hyland

To register for classes, please contact the office at +353-1-8730093 or email info@pipers.ie

7:00 pm: Reception

8:00 pm: Talk

Éanna Ó Croinín – “The Uilleann Pipers of 19th Century Meath”

9:00 pm: Launch

‘Uilleann Piping from County Kildare’

9:30 pm: Recital

Joe Byrne
Joe Finn
Tierna Rowsome & Naoise Rowsome

Feb
18
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022
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Poster Donegal Tionól

Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022 will take place on Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February in Teach Hiúdaí Beag, Bunbeg. 

Programme of Events:

Friday 18th February

8.00pm – Young Piper’s Recital followed by Piper’s Chair

Saturday 19th February

10.00am – Piping & Pipe Maintenance Classes
Piping Class Teachers – Janes Walls & Cormac Buzz Ó Briain
Pipes Maintenance Class – Martin Crossin

3.30pm – ‘Try the Pipes’
An opportunity for all ages to try on a set of pipes and have a go at playing. All are welcome to attend.

7.30pm – Recital at Amharclann, Gaoth Dobhair
Artists – Gearóidín Breathnach, Gay McKeon, Derek McGinley, Lachlan & Murdoch McKibbin

Sunday 20th February

11.00am – Piper’s Chair

Accommodation:

Below is a list of accommodation options within the area. For more information on local accommodation, you can check out https://www.gaothdobhair.ie/en/categories/accommodation-in-gweedore and Airbnb

An Chúirt Hotelhttp://www.gweedorecourthotel.com/
Caisleáin Óir Hotelhttp://www.donegalhotel.ie/
Teac Jack http://www.teacjack.com/
Danny Minnie’shttp://www.dannyminnies.ie/accommodation.html
Teac Campbellhttps://teac-campbell.com/
Teach Mhicíhttps://www.underthethatch.co.uk/miki#/property-page-information

Jan
4
Maeve Gillen
In Person Classes Spring Term 2022
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We are delighted to be returning to in person classes in Henrietta St. on Tuesday 11th January 2022. Classes will run for 13 weeks and cost €130 for the term. Uilleann piping classes will take place at 6pm, 7pm and 9pm while the reedmaking class will take place from 6:30pm – 8pm.

The term will run until Tuesday 12th April with a break for the mid-term on Tuesday 22nd February.

To register for classes or for more information please email ellie@pipers.ie or phone 01 8730093.

Students are reminded that to attend classes you must have an up to date membership of Na Píobairí Uilleann. For more information in relation to our membership, click here.

We look forward to seeing you on the Tuesday 11th January.

*In line with Government restrictions, indoor classes will be limited capacity and all attendees over 18 years will be required to provide a Covid 19 Cert (being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) and a valid photo ID.

Nov
20
Clara Grunefeld
The Rowsome Commemorative Event 2021
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The Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event takes place annually in Henrietta Street [on the final Saturday in February]. The event celebrates the life and achievements of Leo Rowsome. Leo Rowsome was one of the most significant figures in uilleann piping in the twentieth century, as a piper, pipemaker, organiser and piping teacher. The events of the day reflect all aspects of Leo’s piping legacy and include piping tuition, pipemaking and reedmaking tuition, a lecture and piping performance, followed by a social gathering with informal music.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday 20th November 2021. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Muireann Ní Shé and the advanced piping class with Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell will have a focus on regulator playing. There will be classes in reedmaking with Patrick O’Hare and a pipes maintenance workshop with Donnacha Dwyer. The evening’s activities will include a lecture by Harry Bradshaw, “Bill Stapleton and the Irish Recording Company”. The evening will also see the launch of Taisce Luachmhar (Valuable Treasure) – The Piping Album, a CD featuring recordings by Leo Rowsome (solo) and the Rowsome Quartet.

The formal events of the day will finish with a piping recital featuring three solo performers, Sinéad Ní Allmhuráin, Ciarán Browne and Pádraic Keane who all have family piping connections to Leo Rowsome.

*In line with Government restrictions, all events will be limited capacity and all attendees will be required to provide a Covid 19 Cert (being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 6 months) and a valid photo ID.

Programme of Events:

10:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes

Members €30 – Non Members €45

Piping Class – Muireann Ní Shé
Regulator Class – Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell
Reedmaking Class – Patrick O’Hare
Pipes Maintenance Class – Donnacha Dwyer

7:30 pm: Reception

*As there is limited capacity, we are operating a reservation list for all evening events. Please contact the office to reserve a place at info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-87-30093.

8:00 pm: Talk

Harry Bradshaw – “Bill Stapleton & the Irish Recording Company”

9:00 pm: Launch

Taisce Luachmhar – The Piping Album

9:30 pm: Recital

Sinéad Ní Allmhuráin
Ciarán Browne
Pádraic Keane

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