Uilleann Pipe making in Dublin 17

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TERRY MOYLAN speaks about a new Uilleann Pipe workshop that has opened in Clonshaugh in Dublin 17. Terry explains how Dublin was always a centre for piping going back centuries.

The workshop is a three year full time course in Uilleann Pipe making, and there are 10 trainees on the course. It is part funded by the Arts Council. The course is supported by Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers.

The workshop will require 50,000 a year for the next three years in order for the course to stay open. Fundraising is ongoing.

The Uilleann Pipes have been constructed since the mid 18th century. Before that Ireland would have shared the bagpipes with Scotland.

Duration: 15'10" DATE: July 9, 2012
Interviewer:Pat Meehan
Producer:Yvette Reid
Interviewee:Terry Moylan
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:TERRY MOYLAN, Uilleann Pipes, Clonshaugh, Dublin 17, the Arts Council. Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU), the Society of Uilleann Pipers
LocationClonshaugh Time Period:2012
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20120709_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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