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Nov
26
Admin 2020
(FULLY SUBSCRIBED) PipeCraft Course: Bag Making with Daniela Ferretti
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Course on making uilleann pipes bags to take place at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre. Saturday-Sunday 26-27th November 2022, 10am-4pm.

Each student will be guided through the process of making a hand-stitched bag for uilleann pipes by Daniela Ferretti. Daniela has a wealth of experience making hand-sewn and riveted bags for the last 12 years . She will share her knowledge on how to choose the right leather, how to produce an air tight bag from beginning to end, and how to solve the most common problems occurring when working with a natural material like leather. Participants will leave the course with their own finished bag (or given clear instructions on how to complete it, if under time constraints).

All tools and materials will be provided.

Cost for the course is €100 for members / €140 for non-members. (Membership can be purchased on the Na Píobairí Uilleann website).

Places are limited. 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.

Supported by the Heritage Council under the Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2022

Aug
15
Admin 2020
PipeCraft Course: Reedmaking with Éamonn Curran
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Reedmaking upskilling with Co. Monaghan piper, pipemaker, and reedmaker Éamonn Curran. Éamonn has a wealth of experience maintaining and reeding sets at the Armagh Pipers’ Club. He also has a professional background in education, and has taught a number of reedmaking workshops for Na Píobairí Uilleann.

All tools and materials will be provided at PipeCraft, but participants are encouraged to bring their own tools along with them. Participants must be 16 and over.

Date: Monday 15th August – Wednesday 17th August 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.

Aug
1
Admin 20
FULLY SUBSCRIBED – PipeCraft Course: Making a Flat Chanter with John Butler
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FULLY SUBSCRIBED

To be added to the waiting list in the event of a cancellation, please contact info@pipers.ie.

One-week course on making a flat chanter to take place at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre. Monday 1st August through Friday 5th August 2022, five days inclusive, 9.30am – 4.30pm each day.

Each student will be guided through the process of making a flat chanter in C, by pipe maker John Butler. Students will learn the skills involved in producing such a chanter, and will get to take home the chanter they have made by the end of the week.

Cost for the course is €360 for members / €480 for non-members. (Membership can be purchased on the Na Píobairí Uilleann website).

Fully subscribed. Please contact Na Píobairí Uilleann by email to info@pipers.ie or by calling +353-1-8730093 to be added to a waiting list in the event of a cancellation, or to be added to an interest list for other similar courses.

All participants will be required to adhere to all health and safety protocols in place at PipeCraft.

Jun
27
Web Developer
PipeCraft Course: Introduction to Reedmaking with Joe Byrne
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Introduction to reedmaking with Co. Kildare piper and reedmaker Joe Byrne.

Beginner and intermediate reed makers welcome on this course. All tools and materials will be provided. Participants must be 16 and over.

Date: Monday 27th June – Wednesday 29th June 2022 (3 day course).

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm.

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.

Apr
11
Admin 20
PipeCraft Course: Making Hand Forged Keys with Bill Haneman
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Three-day course at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre on making hand forged keys with pipemaker Bill Haneman. Monday 11th April through Wednesday 13th April 2022 (the week before Easter), three days inclusive, 9.30am – 4.30pm each day.

“This three day course will cover hand forging of keys from cold-workable brass or nickel silver rod.  Students will learn basic hammer forging, filing, and finishing techniques to produce strong, work-hardened keys as used by classic pipe makers from Kenna and Coyne to Leo Rowsome.  The forging of long regulator keys will also be covered.  The course will also cover the production and fitting of traditional leaf springs for these keys.” 

Cost for the course is €105 for members / €130 for non-members. (Membership can be purchased on the Na Píobairí Uilleann website).

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.

Aug
2
Admin 20
Flat Chanter Making Course with Bill Haneman
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*This course is now fully subscribed. To add your name to the waiting list, please email info@pipers.ie*

One-week course on making a flat chanter to take place at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre. Monday 2nd August through Friday 6th August 2021, five days inclusive, 9.30am – 4.30pm each day.

Each student will be guided through the process of making a flat chanter, by pipe maker Bill Haneman. Students will learn the skills involved in producing such a chanter, and will get to take home the chanter they have made by the end of the week.

Cost for the course is €360 for members / €480 for non-members. (Membership can be purchased 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.

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.

Jul
5
Admin 20
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2021 – (online)
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Due to the continuing restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, all summer school events and activities will be online for 2021.

Tuition, consisting of one and a half hours per day, will commence on Monday 5th July and conclude on Friday 9th July. Piping tuition will take place via Zoom and the fee is €60 for the week. Na Píobairí Uilleann will present a short piping recital each afternoon and a major recital on the evening of Wednesday 7th (fee €10).

To view the lunchtime recitals, click here.

Class Times (All times listed are Irish Standard Time):

  • Uilleann piping classes will take place daily from 10.00am-11.30pm and 3.00pm-4.30pm. Each student will be placed in one slot according to their level and will be informed two weeks in advance with the time of their piping class
  • Intermediate Reedmaking classes will take place daily at 10.00am-11.30am 
  • Elementary Reedmaking classes will take place daily at 3.00pm-4.30pm 
  • Regulator classes will take place daily at 3.00pm-4.30pm 
  • Air classes will take place daily at 5.00pm-6.30pm (This class is free of charge and open to all. To register, please email info@pipers.ie)

Registration details:

  • N.B. Only one ticket needs to be purchased per student. You cannot attend piping classes both in the morning and afternoon.
  • All class allocations will be made by Na Píobairí Uilleann. You will be sent a short questionnaire upon registration to fill in for allocation purposes.
  • Each student will receive details of their class along with the relevant zoom link two weeks in advance.

We ask that all students ensure their pipes and regulators are in working condition in advance of the classes. 

All students under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult during the online class. For students under 18, a Parental/Guardian Consent Form must be completed online in advance of the classes beginning.

For any further information please contact us on info@pipers.ie or phone +353 1 873 0093.

For full details on the 2021 Summer School please see SSWC_Programme_2021or visit https://www.scoilsamhraidhwillieclancy.com.

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.

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.

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