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May
18
Fionntan Byrne
Online Pipes Maintenance Workshop with Jim Wenham
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Online Pipes Maintenance Workshop with Jim Wenham

Thursday 28th May, 3.00pm – 5.00pm 

FULLY SUBSCRIBED

This course is now full, but we do plan on hosting another online maintenance workshop very soon. If you would be interested in attending, please email info@pipers.ie.

Na Píobairí Uilleann are please to announce that we will be holding an online pipes maintenance course using Zoom video calling. The course will take place with well-known pipe maker Jim Wenham.

The workshop will comprise of practical demonstrations on how to solve various problems that participants may have encountered with their pipes, and give them the confidence to attempt some of this maintenance work themselves. Topics will include:

  • rehemping loose joints
  • repair and/or replacement of valves in both bag and bellows
  • tying a chanter stock into a bag
  • cutting a bag to tie-in a blow pipe
  • a systematic approach to leak detection and repair
  • replacement of key pads
  • cleaning of uilleann pipes

Participants should send, in advance, any queries, faults, or problems that they might like covered when they make their application for a place on the course. They should have their own pipes to hand when logging in to the workshop.

Places on this course are 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.