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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

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 or phone +353 1 873 0093.

For full details on the 2021 Summer School please see SSWC_Programme_2021or visit

Fionntan Byrne
Scholarship Recipients 2020
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to announce that 12 young pipers have received scholarships in 2020. They are:

Tara Boyle (Co. Galway)
Mark Dunleavy (Co. Sligo)
Fainche Higgins (Co. Cavan)
Trevor Horan (Co. Sligo)
Conall Mac Thréinfhír (Co. Kerry)
Kate Motherway (Co. Waterford)
Sinéad Ní Chatháin (Co. Galway)
Séadna O’Donnell (Co. Mayo)
Anam Ó Loingseacháin (Co. Mayo)
Ronan Poots (Belfast)
Keenan Smith (Co. Cavan)
Áine Teape (Co. Cork)

Scholarships enable students to attend a course of piping tuition at a summer school of their choosing. As many summer schools have been cancelled in 2020, Na Píobairí Uilleann are facilitating this year’s recipients by allowing them to carry their scholarships over into 2021.

Na Píobairí Uilleann will award 15 scholarships in 2021 as stated in our organisational strategy and we encourage all young pipers to apply. A number of these will be reserved for international applicants, subject to suitable standard of applications. We ask that all piping teachers highlight this opportunity amongst their students. Applicants must be current members of Na Píobairí Uilleann.

Hearty congratulations to all scholarship recipients in 2020!

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