NPU was formed in Ireland in 1968 to promote the playing, production and
maintenance of uilleann pipes, especially through the teaching of uilleann
piping. Their web site contains lots of information on pipes, pipe makers,
links to piping-related sites, and a catalog of records, publications and
other items for sale.
D'Arcy's Uilleann Pipe Obsession Page
Patrick D'Arcy is a founding member of the Southern California Pipers
Club. His site has lots of links to other piping sites.
Todd is a local piper who performs and records on the
Sean is a local piper who owns and plays over thirty different
kinds of bagpipes from around the world.
Richard Katz is a member of the club and a performer.
His site has a variety of piping links.
Based in Seattle, the Irish Pipers' Club publishes an excellent
Mailing Lists and On-line Forums
Bay Area Mailing List
If you are a piper located in the vicinity of the San
Francisco Bay Area, please join this mailing list to find
out about upcoming events.
Chiff and Fipple Discussion Forums
The Uilleann Pipe forum has become a popular site for
piping discussions, lively arguments and general piping
David Daye's Uilleann Pipe Mailing List
The list has a large number of members all over the world and is
a good place to get questions answered on all aspects of pipes
and the Irish Pipers' Club
in Seattle produce excellent newsletters. There are also a number of good tutors, such as
Heather Clarke's and the videos produced by NPU. For historical information, Francis
O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians is a good source.