Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU)

The Uilleann Pipers, 15 Henrietta St.,
Dublin 1, Ireland


Na Píobairí Uilleann (NPU)

The Uilleann Pipers, 15 Henrietta St.,
Dublin 1, Ireland


The Society of Uilleann Pipers known as Na Píobairí Uilleann (The Uilleann Pipers) was founded in 1968 at grassroots level by pipers themselves.

The aims of the society are to perpetuate the spirit of the music, in particular the playing of the pipes and the production and maintenance of the instrument itself.

Collection Items

Postcolonial Artist - Johnny Doran and Irish Traveller Tradition
The postcolonial experience, as explored by the authors of this volume, focuses on the complex set of cultural and ethnographic processes and strategies of resistance that are the diasporic or migrant Irish experience. As a minority inhabiting the…

The Wheels of the World,
One chanter, three drones, three regulators, thirteen keys, too many near-extinctions to mention and 300 years of heroes: that, with a frisson of fairies on moonlit knolls, is the Irish uilleann ('ill-in') pipes. The Wheels Of The World presents an…

The Melodic Tradition of Ireland
This is a major work, at once synthetic and analytical. The author has drawn on previous studies of Irish music and general melodic theory to describe the inner workings of a rich melodic tradition. Irish folk music, resting upon monophonic…

Free Spirits
With the assistance of family members whom they visited for the book, musician and promoter Oliver O’Connell and piper and academic Tommy Fegan have published an extensive collection of material that details the relationship between traveller culture…

Johnny Doran, The Master Pipers Volume 1
Johnny Doran has long been acknowledged as one of the greatest uilleann pipers known to traditional music. The influence exerted by his music on other players is incalculable, and remarkable especially for a musician who never issued a commercial…

Traveller Piper DVD<br /><br />
The Doran Tionól Committee are confident that this celebration of the legacy of the travelling pipers Johnny and Felix Doran will contribute to the promotion of Irish traditional music, particularly the music of the Uilleann Pipes. We hope that this…

1 Air: Mary of Murroe / Reel: The Green Gates
2 Air: The Dear Irish Boy / Reel: The Primrose Lass
3 Reel: Rakish Paddy
4 Air: Rolandstown Churchyard
5 Reel: The Ash Plant
6 Jig: The Lark in the Morning
7 The Fox Hunt
8 Reels: George White’s…

Brass Chanter and Stock
Two items within Na Piobairi Uillean collection, a brass chanter and a stock made by Johnny Doran. The stock has his name inscribed in it.
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