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Dec
10
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RANGANNA PÍOBAIREACHTA CHILL MHANTÁIN
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Piping workshops are being organised in Wicklow on a quarterly basis. The first workshop will be held on the 18th June 2022 with Gay McKeon as visiting guest tutor, and Éanna Drury taking the second class. The workshops are to be held on the following dates in Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath, Greystones:

Saturday 18th June 2022
Guest tutor: Gay McKeon

Saturday 24th September 2022
Guest tutor: Colm Broderick

Saturday 10th December 2022
Guest tutor: Caoimhín Ó Fearghail

Classes run from 10am-1pm. There will be an advanced and intermediate class, subject to demand. The tutors will perform as part of a short recital, after the classes conclude.

Fee per class is €15, which must be paid in advance to NPU. For further information and to register contact info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-873 0093.

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 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.
 
This year’s event will take place on Saturday 3rd December. Full details of this year’s programme of events are available below. All are welcome to attend. For those interested in attending piping and reedmaking classes, please contact +353-1-8730093 or info@pipers.ie.
 
Programme of Events
10am – 3:30pm: Piping & Reedmaking Tuition
Tutors: Séamus Ó Rócháin, Cormac Cannon, Meave O’Donnell & Louis Priour
€30 for members / €45 for non- members
 
8pm: “Memories of a trip to Willie Clancy in December 1972”
Pat Mitchell & Terry Moylan in conversation with Emmett Gill
 
9pm: Piping Recital
Performers: Jimmy O’Brien Moran, Seán Neylon & Colleen Shanks
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
1
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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
3
Admin 20
Reedmaking Workshop with Cillian Ó Briain
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Reedmaking workshop with pipemaker Cillian Ó Briain as part of Fleadh Nua 2022. Lucas’ Back Bar, Ennis, 11am.

Followed by Piping Heaven, Piping Hell in Considine’s Bar at 4.30pm.

For more info see: https://www.fleadhnua.com/programme.

 

Dec
4
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Breandán Breathnach Commemorative Event 2021
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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.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday 4th December 2021 and will honour the contribution of piper, reedmaker, pipemaker, and teacher Dan O’Dowd. Dan was a close friend of Breandán’s. The event will include classes in uilleann piping with Eugene Lambe and Donncha Keegan. There will also be a reedmaking workshop with Cillian Ó Briain. The evening’s activities will feature an open discussion “Memories of Dan O’Dowd”, which will be hosted by broadcaster Peter Browne and which will include a contribution from Dan’s granddaughter Deirdre Leech. It will provide an opportunity for some of Dan’s many friends and students to share their recollections of Dan. The formal events of the day will finish with a solo piping recital featuring three performers: John O’Brien, Noel Pocock, and Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh.

*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:

10:00 am – 3:30 pm: Classes

Members €30 – Non Members €45
*As there is limited capacity, booking is essential. 
To register for classes email info@pipers.ie or call +353-1-87-30093.

Piping Class – Eugene Lambe
Piping Class – Donncha Keegan
Reedmaking Class – Cillian Ó Briain

7:30 pm: Doors Open

*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: ‘Memories of Dan O’Dowd’

Hosted by Peter Browne with Deirdre Leech

9:00 pm: Recital

Nollaig Mac Cárthaigh
John O’Brien
Noel Pocock

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
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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 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
5
Fionntan Byrne
Online Reedmaking Classes
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Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to announce another term of weekly online reedmaking classes. Beginner and intermediate/advanced reedmaking classes will be held on Zoom, and will take place on Monday nights at 7pm Irish time over the following six weeks:

  • Monday 17th May 2021
  • Monday 24th May 2021
  • Monday 31st May 2021
  • Monday 7th June 2021
  • Monday 14th June 2021
  • Monday 21st June 2021

The beginners class will be taught by Ultan Mac Gabhann, who has a great deal of experience teaching reedmaking both in Na Píobairí Uilleann’s Henrietta St. HQ and as part of the instrument making modules taught by Na Píobairí Uilleann for Ballyfermot College of Further Education at our PipeCraft training centre.

The intermediate/advanced class will be taught by well known pipemaker Bill Haneman, who as well as reeding the instruments he makes himself, has great experience restoring and reeding instruments by other makers.

Ultan has provided a syllabus, and list of tools and materials required for beginner reedmakers taking his class. Before signing up, please see it here.

To register, please contact our office by email to info@pipers.ie or by calling +353-1-8730093. Fees are €50 members and €75 non-members for the six-week term.

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