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Dec
3
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Breandán Breathnach Commemorative Event 2022
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The Breandán Breathnach Commemorative Event takes place annually in Henrietta Street on the first Saturday in December. The event celebrates the life and achievements of Breandán Breathnach. Breandán Breathnach was one of the most significant figures in uilleann piping in the twentieth century, as a piper, organizer, researcher and collector. The events of the day celebrate all aspects of Breandán’s legacy and include piping tuition, reedmaking tuition, a lecture and piping performance, followed by a social gathering with informal music.

Feb
26
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Leo Rowsome Commemorative Event 2022
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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 26th February 2022. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Ruáirí Howell and the advanced piping class with Leonard Barry will have a focus on regulator playing. There will also be a class in reedmaking with pipemaker Paddy Hyland. The evening’s activities will include a lecture by Éanna Ó Cróinín, “The Uilleann Pipers of 19th Century Meath”. The evening will then see the launch of Uilleann Piping from County Kildare, a CD of uilleann piper Joe Byrne from Athy. Joe has been heavily influenced by Leo’s music, and Joe himself learned from one of Leo’s students, Gay McKeon.

The formal events of the day will finish with a recital featuring Joe Byrne, Naoise and Tierna Rowsome, the youngest generation of the Rowsome family, and Joe Finn who who plays a magnificent set of Leo’s manufacture.

Programme of Events:

10:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes

Piping Class – Ruáirí Howell
Regulator Workshop – Leonard Barry
Reedmaking Class – Paddy Hyland

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

Éanna Ó Croinín – “The Uilleann Pipers of 19th Century Meath”

9:00 pm: Launch

‘Uilleann Piping from County Kildare’

9:30 pm: Recital

Joe Byrne
Joe Finn
Tierna Rowsome & Naoise Rowsome

Feb
18
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022
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Poster Donegal Tionól

Tionól Dhún na nGall 2022 will take place on Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February in Teach Hiúdaí Beag, Bunbeg. 

Programme of Events:

Friday 18th February

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

Saturday 19th February

10.00am – Piping & Pipe Maintenance Classes
Piping Class Teachers – Janes Walls & Cormac Buzz Ó Briain
Pipes Maintenance Class – Martin Crossin

3.30pm – ‘Try the Pipes’
An opportunity for all ages to try on a set of pipes and have a go at playing. All are welcome to attend.

7.30pm – Recital at Amharclann, Gaoth Dobhair
Artists – Gearóidín Breathnach, Gay McKeon, Derek McGinley, Lachlan & Murdoch McKibbin

Sunday 20th February

11.00am – 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

Nov
20
Clara Grunefeld
The Rowsome Commemorative Event 2021
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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 20th November 2021. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Muireann Ní Shé and the advanced piping class with Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell will have a focus on regulator playing. There will be classes in reedmaking with Patrick O’Hare and a pipes maintenance workshop with Donnacha Dwyer. The evening’s activities will include a lecture by Harry Bradshaw, “Bill Stapleton and the Irish Recording Company”. The evening will also see the launch of Taisce Luachmhar (Valuable Treasure) – The Piping Album, a CD featuring recordings by Leo Rowsome (solo) and the Rowsome Quartet.

The formal events of the day will finish with a piping recital featuring three solo performers, Sinéad Ní Allmhuráin, Ciarán Browne and Pádraic Keane who all have family piping connections to Leo Rowsome.

*In line with Government restrictions, all events 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.

Programme of Events:

10:30 – 3:00 pm: Classes

Members €30 – Non Members €45

Piping Class – Muireann Ní Shé
Regulator Class – Michael ‘Blackie’ O’Connell
Reedmaking Class – Patrick O’Hare
Pipes Maintenance Class – Donnacha Dwyer

7:30 pm: Reception

*As there is limited capacity, we are operating a reservation list for all evening events. Please contact the office to reserve a place at info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-87-30093.

8:00 pm: Talk

Harry Bradshaw – “Bill Stapleton & the Irish Recording Company”

9:00 pm: Launch

Taisce Luachmhar – The Piping Album

9:30 pm: Recital

Sinéad Ní Allmhuráin
Ciarán Browne
Pádraic Keane

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.

Nov
2
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers: Baile Mhúirne Ep.3
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s popular monthly recital series, the Session with the Pipers has gone on the road! We are delighted to present a number of pre-recorded episodes filmed all around the country, this being the third and final edition from Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh in Baile Mhúirne, Co.Cork. 

The November edition will feature:

  • Claire Fennell & Sarah O’Gorman (uilleann pipes & fiddle)
  • Michelle Mulcahy (harp & concertina)
  • Conchubhar Ó Luasa (song)

All episodes will be available to view, for free, on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

Oct
5
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers: Baile Mhúirne Ep.2
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s popular monthly recital series, the Session with the Pipers has gone on the road! We are delighted to present a number of pre-recorded episodes filmed all around the country, this being the second of three editions from Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh in Baile Mhúirne, Co.Cork. 

The October edition will feature:

  • Rob Fell (uilleann pipes)
  • Carthach Mac Craith (song)
  • Áine & Francis O’Connor (fiddle & flute)

All episodes will be available to view for free on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

Sep
7
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers: Baile Mhúirne Ep.1
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s popular monthly recital series, Session with the Pipers has gone on the road! We are delighted to present a number of pre-recorded episodes filmed all around the country, this being the first of three editions from Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loinsigh in Baile Mhúirne, Co.Cork. 

The September edition of Session with the Pipers features:

  •  Éamonn & Diarmuid Ó Meachair (uilleann pipes & button accordion / melodeon)
  •  Máire Ní Chéileachair (song)
  •  Aoife Granville (flute)

All episodes will be available to view, for free, on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

Aug
3
Admin 20
Session with the Pipers: Belfast Ep. 3
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s popular monthly recital series, the Session with the Pipers has gone on the road! We are delighted to present a number of pre-recorded episodes filmed all around the country, commencing with three editions from An Cultúrlann in Belfast.

The August edition will feature:

  • Jane Walls (uilleann pipes)
  • Martin Dowling (fiddle)
  • Davy Maguire (flute)
  • Len Graham (song)

All episodes will be available to view, for free, on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

Jul
6
Admin 20
Session with the Pipers: Belfast Ep. 2
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Na Píobairí Uilleann’s popular monthly recital series, the Session with the Pipers has gone on the road! We are delighted to present a number of pre-recorded episodes filmed all around the country, commencing with three editions from An Cultúrlann in Belfast.

The July edition features:

  • Robbie Hannan (uilleann pipes)
  • Conor Caldwell (fiddle)
  • Diane Cannon (song)

All episodes will be available to view, for free, on NPU-TV. Donations are however welcome. Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Session with the Pipers always takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. Stay tuned for great music and song!

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