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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|
|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|
|Creator:Near FM||Publisher:Near FM|