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.

Adriano Beghin

Recently Added
Notes and Narratives - Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Notes and Narratives - Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
The Ulster sean-nós singing tradition
Notes and Narratives - Michael Tubridy
Notes and Narratives - Michael Tubridy
My Involvement with Dancing
Notes and Narratives - Caoimhín Mac Aoidh
Notes and Narratives - Caoimhín Mac Aoidh
Lessons in Teaching Traditional Irish Music
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
The Wheels of the World, The Wind that Shakes the ...
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
The Stormy Night, The Visit to Ireland (Jigs)
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
The Banks of Newfoundland, Lough Key, Henry's No. 1 (Jigs)
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
The Monaghan Fiddler, It May Well Be (Hornpipes)
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
Donal McCague (Fiddle) - Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016
The Flower of the Flock, The Mason's Apron (Reels)
Notes and Narratives
Notes and Narratives - The Live Hand of Tradition
Donal McCague (Fiddle)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Diane Cannon (Vocal)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Ronan & Céin Sweeney (Pipes & Flute)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 5-7-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Liam O'Connor (Fiddle)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 2-8-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Eugene McEldowney (Vocal)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 2-8-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Cian Talty and Liam O'Brien (Pipes & Concertina)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 2-8-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Padraig McGovern
A jig, a hornpipe and a reel from Padraig McGovern ...
Deirdre Granville (Harp)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 7-6-2016 - Session with The Pipers
Conor Connolly (Accordion)
Cobblestone, Smithfield - 7-6-2016 - 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