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Feb
25
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event 2023
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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 25th February 2023. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Jane Walls and the advanced piping class with Seán McKeon will have a focus on regulator playing. There will also be a class in reedmaking with pipemaker Joe Byrne. The evening’s activities will include a lecture by Peter Browne, “Pádraig O’Keeffe: The Last of the Fiddle-Masters”. The formal events of the day will finish with a recital featuring Tommy Martin, Lottie Cullen and the Wexford Pipers Quartet.

Programme of Events:

10:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes

Piping Class – Jane Walls
Regulator Workshop – Seán McKeon
Reedmaking Class – Joe Byrne

Classes €35 for members (€50 for non-members). 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

Peter Browne – “Pádraig O’Keeffe: The Last of the Fiddle-Masters”

9:00 pm: Recital

Tommy Martin
Lottie Cullen
The Wexford Pipers Quartet

Feb
17
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Tionól Dhún na nGall 2023
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Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022 will take place on Friday 17th February to Sunday 29th February in Teach Hiúdaí Beag, Bunbeg, Ionad Pobail Dhún Lúiche, Moneymore and Crolly Distillery, Crolly. 

Programme of Events:

Friday 17th February

Venue: Teach Húidaí Beag, Bunbeg

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

Saturday 18th February

Venue: Ionad Pobail Dhún Lúiche, Moneymore

10.00am – Piping & Reedmaking Classes
Piping Class Teachers – Eoin Orr & Tom Clarke
Reedmaking Teacher – César Pastor

To register for classes, please contact info@pipers.ie or call +353 (0)1 87 30093. Classes are €35 for members (€50 for non-members).

3.30pm – Recital
Artists – Sheila Friel, Megan Níc Fhionnghaile & Cian McGrory, Cathal Ó Curráin, Martin Crossin, Theresa Kavanagh & Ian Smith

Admission: €15 for standard & €10 for students/unwaged/retired

Venue: Teach Húidaí Beag, Bunbeg

8pm – Piper’s Chair

Sunday 19th February

Venue: Crolly Distillery

12.30pm – 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

 

Feb
7
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 7th February at 9:30pm, doors open at 9pm. This month’s line-up features:

Colleen Shanks (uilleann pipes)
Ciara Ní Bhriain (fiddle)
Muireann Banks (banjo)
Nell Ní Chróinín (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9). Tickets are available on the door and on Eventbrite at: https://sessionwiththepipersdecember2022.eventbrite.com

Please note that the Cobblestone is an Over 18s Only Venue.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Nov
24
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Notes & Narratives – Toner Quinn: ’10 Impossible Ideas for Irish Traditional Music’
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In this talk, Toner Quinn will put forward ’10 Impossible ideas for Irish Traditional Music’. The ideas relate to everything from funding to education and from broadcasting to housing and all are impossible – or are they? Toner is a fiddle player, writer about music, editor of the Journal of Music, and lecturer in publishing at the University of Galway.

Notes & Narratives will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 24th November 2022. Admission is €10 (concession rate €5). Tickets are available through Eventbrite or contact the office at info@pipers.ie or by phone +353-1-8730093. For those unable to attend in person, it will also be live streamed for free through our channel NPU-TV.

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents Notes & Narratives – a series of monthly performance-based lectures on traditional music, song and dance by some of Ireland’s finest traditional artists.

Supported by The Arts Council.

Oct
4
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 4th October at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The October recital features:

  • Michael Blackie O’Connell (uilleann pipes)
  • Siobhán Peoples Mulcahy (fiddle)
  • Seán Keegan (Mandolin)
  • Mairead Walls (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

Please note that The Cobblestone is an over 18s only venue.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Oct
1
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert 2022
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The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert is Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual flagship concert. For many years the concert has presented some of the finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland and abroad.

Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be returning to an in-person concert this year in front of a live audience at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.  The concert will take place on Saturday 1st October at 8pm in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.

Tickets available on Eventbrite at aceanddeuce.eventbrite.com or contact info@pipers.ie / +353-1-8730093

Prices: €25 (Senior/Student/Unwaged €20) // Family ticket €70 (admits 4)

This year’s concert will be presented by Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and performers are listed below:
  • Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes)
  • Sorcha Costello (fiddle)
  • Elaine Reilly (banjo)
  • Catherine McHugh (piano)
  • Ciarán Mac Fheidhlimidh (uilleann pipes)
  • Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle)
  • Steve Cooney (guitar)
  • Deirdre Collis (whistle / button accordion)
  • Mary Corcoran (piano)
  • Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile (song)

Poster designed by Sinéad Kennedy.

Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert 2022 Poster

Sep
6
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 6th September at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The September recital features:

  • Louise Mulcahy (uilleann pipes)
  • Michelle Mulcahy (fiddle)
  • Mick Mulcahy (accordion)
  • Helen Diamond (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

Please note that The Cobblestone is an over 18s only venue.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Aug
18
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Notes & Narratives – Martin McGinley: “Border Fiddler – some thoughts on Seán Reid’s links with East Donegal & West Tyrone”
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Martin’s talk will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 18th August 2022. Admission is €10 (concession rate €5). Tickets are available through Eventbrite or contact the office at info@pipers.ie or by phone +353-1-8730093. For those unable to attend in person, it will also be live streamed for free through our channel NPU-TV.

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents Notes & Narratives – a series of monthly performance-based lectures on traditional music, song and dance by some of Ireland’s finest traditional artists.

Supported by The Arts Council.  

Aug
10
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
The Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert 2022 – Tickets for Sale Now!
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be returning to an in-person concert this year in front of a live audience at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin. The concert will take place on Saturday 1st October at 8pm.

The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert is Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual flagship concert. For many years the concert has presented some of the finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland and abroad.

Tickets available on Eventbrite at aceanddeuce.eventbrite.com or contact info@pipers.ie / +353-1-8730093

Prices: €25 (Senior/Student/Unwaged €20) // Family ticket €70 (admits 4)

This year’s concert will be presented by Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and performers are listed below:
  • Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes)
  • Sorcha Costello (fiddle)
  • Elaine Reilly (banjo)
  • Catherine McHugh (piano)
  • Ciarán Mac Fheidhlimidh (uilleann pipes)
  • Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle)
  • Steve Cooney (guitar)
  • Deirdre Collis (whistle / button accordion)
  • Mary Corcoran (piano)
  • Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile (song)

Poster designed by Sinéad Kennedy.

Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert 2022 Poster

Aug
2
Admin 2020
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 2nd August at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The August recital features:

  • Marion McCarthy (uilleann pipes)
  • Diarmuid O’Brien (fiddle)
  • Donal O’Sullivan (flute)
  • Thomas McCarthy (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

Please note that The Cobblestone is an over 18s only venue.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

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