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Flat Chanter Making Course with Bill Haneman
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*This course is now fully subscribed. To add your name to the waiting list, please email*

One-week course on making a flat chanter to take place at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre. Monday 2nd August through Friday 6th August 2021, five days inclusive, 9.30am – 4.30pm each day.

Each student will be guided through the process of making a flat chanter, by pipe maker Bill Haneman. Students will learn the skills involved in producing such a chanter, and will get to take home the chanter they have made by the end of the week.

Cost for the course is €360 for members / €480 for non-members. (Membership can be purchased on the Na Píobairí Uilleann website).

Student numbers will be strictly limited in consideration of COVID-19. Please contact Na Píobairí Uilleann by email to or by calling +353-1-8730093 for more information and to sign-up.

All participants will be required to adhere to all health and safety protocols in place at PipeCraft, including those specific to COVID-19.

Fionntan Byrne
Scholarship Recipients 2020
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to announce that 12 young pipers have received scholarships in 2020. They are:

Tara Boyle (Co. Galway)
Mark Dunleavy (Co. Sligo)
Fainche Higgins (Co. Cavan)
Trevor Horan (Co. Sligo)
Conall Mac Thréinfhír (Co. Kerry)
Kate Motherway (Co. Waterford)
Sinéad Ní Chatháin (Co. Galway)
Séadna O’Donnell (Co. Mayo)
Anam Ó Loingseacháin (Co. Mayo)
Ronan Poots (Belfast)
Keenan Smith (Co. Cavan)
Áine Teape (Co. Cork)

Scholarships enable students to attend a course of piping tuition at a summer school of their choosing. As many summer schools have been cancelled in 2020, Na Píobairí Uilleann are facilitating this year’s recipients by allowing them to carry their scholarships over into 2021.

Na Píobairí Uilleann will award 15 scholarships in 2021 as stated in our organisational strategy and we encourage all young pipers to apply. A number of these will be reserved for international applicants, subject to suitable standard of applications. We ask that all piping teachers highlight this opportunity amongst their students. Applicants must be current members of Na Píobairí Uilleann.

Hearty congratulations to all scholarship recipients in 2020!

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