Welcome to Na Píobairí Uilleann Source

The Arts CouncilIn 2008 and 2009, thanks to funding from The Arts Council, Na Píobairí Uilleann filmed the working methods of four master pipe makers around the world. The result was many hours of footage covering all aspects of making the instrument. In considering the best method for deployment of the material it became clear, given the volume of material and the requirement for backup documentation, that issuing the video on conventional DVD format was not a viable approach. Rather, what was required was the ability to deploy large amounts of video and to organize the clips into meaningful sequential steps with the option of backup photographs, plans and documents for each clip. In exploring this approach, it became obvious that such a web based platform could also be used to deploy other media content and arrange it into Galleries and so the idea of the Source took shape.

Séamus Ennis and Mairtín Byrnes

Recently Added
Deirdre Hurley (Flute)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 1-11-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Lorcán MacMathúna (Vocal)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 1-11-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Robbie Hannan and Jesse Smith (Pipes and fiddle)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 1-11-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Conor McKeon (Pipes)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 4-10-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Len Graham (Vocal)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 4-10-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Paudie O'Connor and Aoife O'Keeffe (Accordion and fiddle)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 4-10-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Brian McNamara (Pipes)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 6-9-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Nell Ní Chróinín (Vocal)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 6-9-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Notes and Narratives
Notes and Narratives - The Live Hand of Tradition
Donal McCague (Fiddle)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016 - Session with The Pipers

Sections

Video
Browse collections of video from the Digital Archive of Na ...
Video Tutor
Video Tutor Gallery featuring beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons on ...
Audio
A selection of Galleries from the audio archive
Picture Archive
Collection of pictures about pipers and pipe making
IMCO
Irish Music Collections On-Line
Pipemaking
In 2008 and 2009, thanks to funding from The Arts ...
Reedmaking
Reedmaking Resources
Classic Sets
Images of Classic Sets of Pipes
Online Library
Na Píobairí Uilleann's on-line Library
Calendars
NPU pictorial calendars featuring pictures of classic sets of pipes