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PipeCraft Course: Reedmaking with Donncha Keegan
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Three-day reedmaking course with Leixlip-based piper, pipemaker, and reedmaker Donncha Keegan.

All tools and materials will be provided at PipeCraft, but students are encouraged to bring their own tools which they may be more familiar with. Participants must be 16 and over.

Date: Wednesday 20th July – Friday 22nd July 2022 (3 day course).

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

Cost: €75 per person (members)
€105 per person (non-members)

If you are interested in participating in the course or have any queries in relation to courses at PipeCraft please email info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-8730093.

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Try the Pipes – Smithfield Fleadh
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Smithfield Fleadh Poster 18-19th June 2022

Try the Pipes – Smithfield Fleadh

Saturday 18th June, 12-1pm in Puball Éigse

‘Smithfield Fleadh’ is a new, free, folk and traditional music event in Dublin City Centre organised by Dublin City Council.

Smithfield Square is Dublin city centre’s largest dedicated event space, and this year’s Fleadh is the first of its kind to take place in the location. The two-day event promises a programme of live music from a range of talented musicians across the Irish folk and traditional music scene, as well as workshops for all the family to enjoy.

Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be hosting a Try the Pipes event as part of the weekend in Puball Éigse on Saturday 18th June from 12-1pm. This event gives an opportunity for those interested or curious about the uilleann pipes to come along and try them out for free. 

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International Women’s Day 2022
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Na Píobairí Uilleann will be holding a special performance and screening of Mná na bPíob, a documentary film which brings to the fore the lesser known stories of a group of female pipers from the mid 19th to 20th century. It also features musical performances from some of Ireland’s leading female pipers. The event will also feature a recital with Sorcha Ní Scolaí, Niamh Landale and Colleen Shanks. Recital will start at 8pm on Tuesday 8th March. Admission is free. 

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Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 7th December at 9:30pm, doors open at 9pm.

This month’s line-up features:

  • Deirdre Collis (whistle & accordion)
  • The Dublin Lasses (Mary Corcoran – piano, Majella O’Beirne Landale – flute, Aoife O’Connor – concertina)
  • Rita Farrell (uilleann pipes)

As there is limited capacity, we are operating a reservation list. Booking is essential. Admission is €13 (concession rate €9). Tickets available on Eventbrite from 4pm Friday 5th November at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/session-with-the-pipers-tickets-205201873327

*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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Notes and Narratives – illustrated talk by Michael Kelly
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Mayo Pipers of the Past

Michael’s research has identified more than 80 Mayo pipers born pre-1920 (including 15 mentioned by Francis O’Neill). As well as musical dynasties like the Carneys of Irishtown and the travelling Rainey’s, County Mayo can boast such noted pipers as Michael Egan, Michael Wallace, Tom Killeen, Pat Nally and Joe Shannon. Most, however, remain obscure figures. Ironically those who emigrated are better documented. The latter include Thomas Garoghan’s teacher, Patsy Touhey’s teacher and an associate of the Taylor brothers – all three hailing from the same East Mayo parish. 

The talk will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 18th November 2021. Admission is €10 (concession rate €5). Tickets are available through Eventbrite or contact the office at info@pipers.ie or by phone +353 01 87 30093.  For those unable to attend in person, It will also be live streamed through our channel NPU-TV. 

*In line with Government restrictions, the event 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.

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.  

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Culture Night 2021 with Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Na Píobairí Uilleann invites you to take a guided tour of our historical Georgian building, located on one of Ireland’s most architecturally important streets. This guided tour will include a history of our headquarters, a visit to our expansive library and archive that is dedicated to collecting all things uilleann piping. There will be a demonstration and explanation of the instrument that will then be followed with an uilleann piping recital from some leading players.

Tours will have limited spaces so make sure to book in advance at here or contact us by email (info@pipers.ie) or phone. There will also be the opportunity to watch from home as it will be livestreamed and available to view on NPU-TV.

In line with Government restrictions, tours have limited spaces and attendees will be required to provide a COVID-19 Cert (being fully vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 within previous 6 months) and a valid ID.

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