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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.

Nov
5
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
International Uilleann Piping Day (IUPD) 2022
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International Uilleann Piping Day, a global celebration of the unique Irish pipes or ‘uilleann pipes’, will take place around the world on Saturday 5th November 2022.

This co-ordinated day of piping activity organised by Na Píobairí Uilleann, is aimed at raising awareness of this iconic Irish instrument. Events will be held online or in person.

As in previous years, piping recitals, exhibitions, on-line broadcasts and discussions explaining the instrument and how it is made will take place across different time zones and those interested in learning more about the uilleann pipes can attend an activity in your locality or tune into online activities through the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uilleannpipingday set up specifically for this event. Anyone interested in getting involved or hosting an event should email info@pipers.ie.

Aug
27
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PipeCraft Course: Bellows Making with Jim Wenham
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Two day course on making bellows to take place at Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft Training Centre. Saturday 27th August and Sunday 28th August 2022, two days inclusive, 9.30am – 4.30pm each day.

Each student will be guided through the process of making a tacked bellows by pipe maker Jim Wenham. Students will learn the skills involved in producing this style of bellows, understand the importance of certain design features, and will get to take home the bellows they have made at the end of the two day course.

Cost for the course is €160 for members / €210 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.

Aug
15
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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
2
Admin 2020
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 2nd August at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The August recital features:

  • Marion McCarthy (uilleann pipes)
  • Diarmuid O’Brien (fiddle)
  • Donal O’Sullivan (flute)
  • Thomas McCarthy (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

Please note that The Cobblestone is an over 18s only venue.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Jul
21
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Notes & Narratives – Michael O’Malley: “O’Neill’s world: Community & Class through the eyes of a Cop & Collector”
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Notes and Narratives Poster July 2022

Michael’s talk will take place in 15 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1 and will start at 8:30pm on Thursday 21st July 2022. Admission is €10 (concession rate €5). Tickets are available through Eventbrite or contact the office at info@pipers.ie or by phone +353-1-8730093. For those unable to attend in person, it will also be live streamed for free through our channel NPU-TV.

Na Píobairí Uilleann presents Notes & Narratives – a series of monthly performance-based lectures on traditional music, song and dance by some of Ireland’s finest traditional artists.

Supported by The Arts Council.  

Jul
6
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2022 – Piping Recital
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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is a week-long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. The summer school, now in its 50th year, commemorates local uilleann piper, Willie Clancy. Activities which take place as part of the summer school include classes, talks, recitals, céilí, album and publication launches and sessions. 

On Wednesday, the Piping Concert will take place in at 8pm in the Community Centre. The line-up includes: 

  • Michael Stribling
  • Rita Farrell
  • Kevin Rowsome
  • Tim Hill
  • Joseph Byrne
  • Jimmy O’Brien-Moran
  • Colleen Shanks
  • Nollaig MacCárthaigh

There will also be a presentation to this year’s piping scholarship recipients during the concert.

Throughout the week, Na Píobairí Uilleann will be holding lunchtime recitals from 1:15pm-1:45pm in the Community Centre Monday to Friday featuring a young upcoming piper and an established piper.

Jul
5
Admin 2020
Session with the Pipers
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Session with the Pipers Poster July

‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 5th July at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The July recital features:

  • Tim Hill (uilleann pipes)
  • Paddy Egan (concertina)
  • John Carlos (flute)
  • Macdara Yeates (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

Please note that The Cobblestone is an over 18s only venue.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Jul
2
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2022
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Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy is a week-long summer school in traditional music and set dance held annually at Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. The summer school, now in its 50th year, commemorates local uilleann piper, Willie Clancy. Activities which take place as part of the summer school include classes, talks, recitals, céilí, album and publication launches and sessions. 

Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy 2022 will take place from Saturday 2nd July to Sunday 10th July 2022. Uilleann pipes and Reedmaking classes will run from Monday 4th to Saturday 9th July inclusive, from 10am until 1pm each day.

To register for classes, please fill in the following online form, available here. Payment can be made through the shop item here. We ask that all students ensure their pipes and regulators (where applicable) are in working condition in advance of the classes.

All students must meet on the Monday morning at 9am at the West Clare Resource Centre, Ballard Road, Miltown Malbay in order to sign-in and be assigned to classes. Registration for classes will close on Thursday 30th June at 5pm. 

All students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at registration on the Monday morning. For students under 18, a Parental/Guardian Consent Form must be completed upon registration. This must be done in advance returned to info@pipers.ie. The form can be found here.

Please note that if you require Pipes on Loan as a beginner student, you must contact us in advance as instrument availability is limited.

Please note that class fees for the week are €140 plus a service charge of €10.32 consistent with all other instrument classes.

Jun
27
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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.

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