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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

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.

Nov
1
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 1st November at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The November recital features:

  • Fionnán MacGabhann (uilleann pipes)
  • Theresa O’Grady (banjo)
  • Daithí Gormley (accordion)
  • Niamh Parsons (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

Please note that The Cobblestone is an over 18s only venue. Seating is not allocated and is available on a first come first served basis.

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Oct
7
Éanna Harrington
Templemore Tionól
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The 34th Annual Templemore Tíonol will be returning again to the Templemore Arms Hotel. The Tíonol will take place from Friday the 7th – Sunday the 9th October and will feature uilleann piping classes, reed making workshops and sessions throughout the weekend.

Classes will run on Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-3.30pm.

Tutors: Cillian Roche and Leo Rickard.

Reed making workshop with Jim Wenham and Paddy Hyland.

For more info contact: Brendan Collins 0876732020

All pipers welcome.

Oct
4
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Session with the Pipers
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‘Session with the Pipers’ will take place in The Cobblestone on Tuesday 4th October at 9:30pm. Doors at 9pm.

The October recital features:

  • Michael Blackie O’Connell (uilleann pipes)
  • Siobhán Peoples Mulcahy (fiddle)
  • Seán Keegan (Mandolin)
  • Mairead Walls (song)

Admission is €13 (concession rate €9).

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

Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Oct
1
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert 2022
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The Ace and Deuce of Piping Concert is Na Píobairí Uilleann’s annual flagship concert. For many years the concert has presented some of the finest traditional musicians, singers and dancers from Ireland and abroad.

Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to be returning to an in-person concert this year in front of a live audience at Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.  The concert will take place on Saturday 1st October at 8pm in Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin.

Tickets available on Eventbrite at aceanddeuce.eventbrite.com or contact info@pipers.ie / +353-1-8730093

Prices: €25 (Senior/Student/Unwaged €20) // Family ticket €70 (admits 4)

This year’s concert will be presented by Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and performers are listed below:
  • Jarlath Henderson (uilleann pipes)
  • Sorcha Costello (fiddle)
  • Elaine Reilly (banjo)
  • Catherine McHugh (piano)
  • Ciarán Mac Fheidhlimidh (uilleann pipes)
  • Ciarán Ó Maonaigh (fiddle)
  • Steve Cooney (guitar)
  • Deirdre Collis (whistle / button accordion)
  • Mary Corcoran (piano)
  • Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile (song)

Poster designed by Sinéad Kennedy.

Ace & Deuce of Piping Concert 2022 Poster

Sep
23
Ellie Níc Fhionnghaile
Culture Night 2022 with Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Culture Night is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts and seeks to actively promote the belief that rich and varied culture is alive, treasured and nurtured in people’s lives, today and every day.

Na Píobairí Uilleann invites you to our Headquarters in a historical Georgian building, located on one of Ireland’s most architecturally important streets. Every hour there will be a short presentation on the history of the uilleann pipes and a demonstration of the instrument, followed by an uilleann piping recital from some leading players of the instrument with refreshments.

Tours will take place every hour from 6-10pm – free admission, no booking required.

 

Sep
9
Éanna Harrington
Autumn-Winter Classes 2022
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Uilleann Piping & Reedmaking Tuition at HQ

Na Píobairí Uilleann’s regular Tuesday night classes at HQ, Henrietta Street will return for the Autumn-Winter term on Tuesday 13th September.

To register for classes or for more information, please contact info@pipers.ie or +353-1-8730093.

To welcome students back, we will be hosting a BBQ on Friday 9th September at 6pm with music and refreshments. Students are encouraged to bring their instruments and play a tune. Family and friends are welcome, especially those who are keen to start learning the pipes.

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