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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
20
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Notes & Narratives – Edwina Guckian: “The Prinkum” – A talk and dance presentation of the dancing traditions of Ireland documented by Breandán Breathnach and other Irish folklorists
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Edwina’s talk will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 15th October 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
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
15
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Notes & Narratives – Caoimhín Mac Aoidh: ‘The Scribe – The Life & Works of James O’Neill’
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Caoimhín’s talk will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 15th September 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.

Apr
21
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Notes & Narratives – Niamh Ní Charra: 100 Years of Women in Irish Traditional Music
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Niamh Ní Charra: 100 Years of Women in Irish Traditional Music

This presentation explores the women who have contributed to Irish music over the last century or so. It will showcase both well-known and lesser-known musicians, while highlighting the gaps in the list and in our knowledge and will examine some of the complex reasons for these gaps.

Niamh Ní Charra hails from Killarney, County Kerry. Strongly influenced by a wealth of local Sliabh Luachra musicians, she is a multiple award winner on both fiddle and concertina. She has toured extensively as a soloist and with her own band as well as with various groups and shows including Riverdance and Carlos Núñez. In 2020, she released a 5th album “Donnelly’s Arm” which has received much critical and public acclaim.

Aside from her work as a performer, Niamh is a professional archivist and is currently project manager and project archivist for the Conradh na Gaeilge and Mary Robinson collections in the National University of Ireland, Galway. She is the Communications and Campaigns officer for the Archives and Records Association Ireland. She is a founding member and archivist for the volunteer campaign group FairPlé established in 2018, which aims to achieve gender balance in production, performance, promotion and development of Irish traditional and folk music. Niamh is also a co-host of the archives podcast series Archive Nation.

The talk will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 21st April 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.  

Nov
2
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be back with ‘Session with the Pipers’ in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 2nd November at 9:30pm, doors open at 9pm. This month’s line-up features:

  • Tommy Keane (uilleann pipes)
  • Dermot Byrne & Frankie Gavin (accordion & fiddle)
  • Nuala Kennedy (song)

As there is limited capacity, we are operating a reservation list. Entry is free so booking is essential and can be done through Eventbrite here

*In line with Government restrictions, this recital 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.

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

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

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