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Jul
24
Admin 2020
Key Making Course with Aaron O’Hagan
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*Subject to government and public health guidelines as regards COVID-19*

Two day course on key making to take place at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre. Saturday 24th until Sunday 25th July 2021, two days inclusive, 9.30am – 4.30pm each day.

Each student will be guided through the process of making a chanter key, by pipe maker and flute maker Aaron O’Hagan. Students will learn the skills involved in producing various shapes for both chanter and regulator keys, and how to fit them satisfactorily. Students will also get to take home the key they have made at the end of the course.

Cost for the course is €100 for members / €130 for non-members. (Membership can be purchase from €30 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 info@pipers.ie 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.

May
22
Admin 20
PipeCraft Course: Fabrication of Bore Probes with Conor Roche-Lancaster
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Fabrication of Bore Probes with Conor Roche-Lancaster

*contingent on COVID-19 Guidelines from HSE/Government*

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2021 (two days), 9.30am – 4.30pm each day at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh.

This course will cover the topic of measuring probes, and will include basic metrology relating to probes, probe design and fabrication, and best practices for using measuring probes.

The course costs €110 for members and €150 for non members (costs are per participant). Places are strictly limited. To register your interest or for more information please contact info@pipers.ie or call +353 1 8730093.

All courses currently taking place at PipeCraft do so in full compliance with guidelines from Government and the HSE to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Increased measures are in now place, including limiting numbers in the workshop, physical distancing where possible, increased ventilation, the wearing of face coverings, high standards of hand and respiratory hygiene, contact tracing and self-declaration. By registering for any such courses you agree to comply with the measures put in place by Na Píobairí Uilleann.

Aug
24
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Voicing and Tuning Workshop with Bill Haneman
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Voicing and Tuning Workshop with Bill Haneman

*This course will now take place virtually – details below*

Participants will receive exclusive prerecorded video content filmed specifically for this course in advance of the workshop (Saturday 22nd August). They will also receive any supplementary material the course tutor deems to be beneficial. An initial Zoom session will take place on Monday 24th August at 2PM IST with all participants and course tutor. The tutor will take participants through the provided content and answer any specific inquiries. Participants will then have an opportunity to go away and work on their own chanters. A follow-up Zoom session will take place on Wednesday 26th August at 2PM IST so that participants can discuss their progress with the tutor and ask any questions they might have.  

Course will cover the concepts and processes of taking a chanter from the “as drilled” state to a finished instrument, including chamfering, undercutting, scalloping, rushing, and small modifications to the bore and tonehole diameters.  Examples of voiced and unvoiced chanters in concert pitch and flat pitches will be demonstrated.  The decision making processes leading to these modifications will be discussed. In order to make the most of this course, it is a prerequisite that students be experienced and capable in the physical manufacture of chanters.  Students who wish to voice their own chanters as part of this workshop should be prepared with a partially completed chanter.

This virtual course costs €50 per participant and places are strictly limited. To register your interest or for more information please contact info@pipers.ie or call +353 1 8730093.

May
15
Fionntan Byrne
Instrument Making with Ballyfermot College of Further Education in Conjunction with Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are pleased to announce that Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE) will again be offering instrument making as part of their Higher National Diploma in Irish Traditional Music Performance (Ceoltóir) in the 2020/2021 academic year. The programme in musical instrument making and performance is of 2 years duration, and students will have the opportunity to undertake strands in pipe making, and this year for the first time, in harp and mandolin making.

All instrument-making components of the course are delivered by Na Píobairí Uilleann in our PipeCraft training centre, Clonshaugh, D17. As well as workshop time with an expert maker, students will also have supervised access to the workshop on a regular basis to further develop the skills learned. Pipe making students will have the opportunity to complete a practice set of pipes in their first year of studies (with the opportunity to progress on to the second year of the course and complete a stock and set of drones), whilst students in harp and mandolin making will have the opportunity to complete both these instruments.

The Ceoltóir course is of two years duration and is suitable for musicians and singers who wish to develop and improve as performers. The instrument making component caters for an increasing demand for good quality instruments within the traditional music community. Ceoltóir aims to provide students with the practical skills and academic qualifications to enable them to have a successful and sustainable career in music. Graduates who achieve a merit/distinction profile are eligible for entry to the final year of the college’s BA (Hons) in Media Production Management, programme which is accredited by Dublin City University.

Applications to the Ceoltóir programme, and to the instrument making strand, can be made through the college website www.bcfe.ie. For further information please contact the course coordinator, Paul McGrattan, by email to  paul.mcgrattan@bcfe.ie or by calling (01) 6269421.

Feb
19
Fionntan Byrne
Courses at PipeCraft: Easter 2020
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The following upcoming courses will take place this April at our PipeCraft Training Centre, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh:

 

Tools and Jigs for Pipe Making with Patrick O’Hare

Date: Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th April
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: €180
For more information see https://pipers.ie/events/2020/04/tools-and-jigs-for-pipe-making-with-patrick-ohare/

 

Pipes Maintenance Course with John Butler

Date: Friday 17th April
Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: €50
For more information see https://pipers.ie/events/2020/04/pipes-maintenance-course-with-john-butler/

 

To register your interest in either course or for more information please contact info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-8730093. Places are limited. 

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Mar
18
Emmett Gill
Upcoming PipeCraft courses
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Upcoming courses at PipeCraft, Unit 44 Port Tunnel Business Park 

Tuesday 29th March – Michael Hubbert- Responsible Pipe Restoration; Attitudes and Techniques with Michael Hubbert

Wednesday 30th March – 3 day Bellows making course with Donnacha Dwyer

Saturday 7th May – 2 day course – Practical Acoustics with Bill Haneman

A limited number of places for all courses are available. Please email info@pipers.ie or call +353 1 873 0093 for bookings or further information.

Feb
11
Emmett Gill
PipeCraft – Practical Acoustics and Application to Pipemaking
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PipeCraft – Practical Acoustics and Application to Pipemaking

Dates – Saturday 7th May – Sunday 8th May

Location: PipeCraft, Unit 44, Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Bill Haneman

Cost: €80

This course will present acoustic theory from the specific perspective of uilleann pipes, with an emphasis on practical application to pipe making, reeding, design, and tuning.  A minimum of mathematical formulae will be required.  A selection of recommended readings from a readily available textbook will be supplied to students in advance of the class.  At the end of the course, students will have new insights into how the physical characteristics of pipes come together to determine their sound, and new conceptual and practical techniques for tuning and design. Numerous myths, misunderstandings, and oversimplifications will be dispelled.

The fee for participation is €80 and places are limited.

To reserve a place, please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

Feb
11
Emmett Gill
PipeCraft – Maintenance Class Monday 21st March.
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PipeCraft – Maintenance Class Monday 21st March.

Location: PipeCraft, Unit 44, Port Tunnel Business Park, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Tutor: Donnacha Dwyer

Cost: €40

The workshop will comprise of several hands on instruction sessions on how to solve various problems that participants may have encountered and which they would benefit learning how to deal with these issues for themselves, such as repair and/or replacement of valves in bellows, replacement of stocks in the bag, cleaning of their pipes a step by step approach etc.

Participants are required to bring their own set of pipes with them on the day and also to send any queries on faults or problems that they would like covered, when they make their application for a place on the course. Each persons query will be dealt with individually and all participants will experience and benefit from the tasks involved.  

The fee for participation is €40 and places are limited.

To reserve a place, please email info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

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