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Capital Craft – The Art of Uilleann Pipe-making in Dublin City

Tues April 5 –  Sat. April 26, 2011, NGG/The Culture Box, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, 12 Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Daily 10am to 6pm.

Also featuring Piperlink, inter-active lecture and musical performance which runs for five days during the first week of the exhibition from Tues. April 5 – Sat. April 9, 2011, with two shows daily at 1:15 pm and 5:15pm

NGG, The Crafts Council of Ireland and Na Píobairí Uilleann are delighted to announce the launch of Capital Craft a stunning photographic exhibition at NGG/The Culture Box, Temple Bar, showcasing the rich heritage of uilleann pipe-making and pipers in Temple Bar and the surrounding areas of Dublin City.

Dating back to the late 1700s, the exhibition will include images of classic sets of uilleann pipes made in Temple Bar and surrounding areas, along with images of makers and pipers of the area over a period of 300 years.

The first week of the display will include twice-daily performances – at 1:15pm and 5:15pm – of NPU’s highly acclaimed Piperlink show, an interactive lecture and musical performance.

Presented by Na Píobairí Uilleann in association with NGG and The Crafts Council of Ireland, Piperlink features eminent folklorist, Seán Donnelly, two leading exponents of the uilleann pipes Tommy Keane and Donnacha Dwyer, and is hosted by Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, member of renowned band Danú and recipient of the prestigious TG4 Gradam Ceoil ‘Traditional Singer of the Year’, 2011.

Admission to both Capital Craft and Piperlink is free of charge.


Capital Craft and Piperlink are part of Na Píobairí Uilleann’s PipeCraft initiative, 2011 aimed at preserving and promoting the manufacture of the Uilleann Pipes. NPU is currently fundraising to:

•      Save the craft of uilleann pipe-making by training new entrants to the craft and up-skilling existing makers

•      Ensure that uilleann pipes are readily available (currently in excess of €7million worth of instruments are on back order).

•      Establish a Museum for the uilleann pipes, the iconic Irish instrument.

For more details, see or contact Na Piobairí Uilleann, 15 Henrietta St Dublin 1,

Tel. 00353 (0)1 8730093, or

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