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Dec
4
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Breandán Breathnach Commemorative Event 2021
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Annual event to commemorate one of Na Píobairí Uilleann’s founders, Breandán Breathnach. 

 

More details to follow.

Aug
2
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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
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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.

Jun
3
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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