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NZUPA New Zealand Uilleann Pipers' Association

Welcome to the NZUPA Homepage!

A more fully featured site is under development.


All pipers and aspiring pipers are welcome to join the community and fellowship of NZ pipers.

Want to learn the pipes?

We can help you get started by offering a practice instrument for hire, and tuition, where possible from a member near you. We can advise on the best way to go about obtaining your own set of pipes (and the pitfalls to avoid).

Contact Us

Please contact Greg Waite by email.

Upcoming events:

26th Annual Tionol, Nelson, 3–5th June (Queen’s Birthday weekend).

As we have done for the past few years, we hold the Tionol in association with Ceol Aneas, the Irish music festival held annually in Nelson.

The pipers rent a house in which to hold classes and workshops of our own.

For details contact us.

Recent Events:

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015


Na Piobairi Uilleann The Dublin Pipers Club—Alma Mater of piping.

Cumann na bPiobairi The Seattle Pipers' Club including the Uilleann Forum

The Session Want the dots? Want to know where a tune has been recorded? The Session is a good forum for exchange.

JC's ABC Tune Finder Another excellent resource for tracking down versions of tunes. The site can return them in ABC, Midi, PDF and other formats.

Uilleann Obsession Pat D'Arcy's excellent site for all things Uilleann.

Chiff and Fipple Mainly for afficionados of the Tin Whistle, but includes the Uilleann Pipe Forum.

Tionol Tunes