Welcome to azuilleann.org - the online home of the Arizona Uilleann Pipers Society



Website updated: May 5th, 2014    

About AUPS

Arizona Uilleann Pipers Society (AUPS) is a community of enthusiasts dedicated to preserving and promoting interest in the Irish bagpipes, most commonly known as the uilleann pipes (pronounced ill-en), in the state of Arizona.

AUPS was founded by Phoenix uilleann piper Caven Clark and was officially established in the year 2000. The first formal gathering of AUPS took place that October at The Fiddler's Dream in Phoenix, Arizona and featured guest piping instructor Patrick D'Arcy of Southern California. Since then, the society has worked together to organize numerous piping and reedmaking workshops with guest instructors from around the country.

AUPS organizes an occassional pipers gathering, typically in the Phoenix area, and welcomes beginners and experienced uilleann pipers alike. Being that formal instruction is very difficult to obtain and learning on one's own can be next to impossible, getting together as a group is ideal for sharing information and learning from one another collectively. For anyone interested in learning to play the uilleann pipes but don't really know where to begin, we'd be happy to provide whatever info or insights we can in order to help make more informed decisions. Otherwise, be sure to check out our Resources page for more info, and our Links page for some pipemakers, forums, and other uilleann piping websites!

Contact Arizona Uilleann Pipers Society

Uilleann pipers are few and far between, and help is very hard to find. AUPS is happy to be of any assistance. If we can't help directly, we can do our best to point you in the right direction!
Feel free to email us regarding any uilleann piping inquiries.

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AUPS News & Updates

Added May 5th, 2014

House concert with uilleann piper Cillian Vallely and singer/guitarist Ryan McGiver in Tucson on May 13th and in Phoenix on May 15th, both at 7:30PM. Cillian will also be giving an uilleann piping workshop in Phoenix before the concert from 5:30 - 6:30PM. Please email for more details.

Also, the next Arizona Uilleann Pipers Society meeting has officially been scheduled for July 12th, 10am at Jason's house in Phoenix. Please email for more details.

Added June 2nd, 2013

We have officially scheduled our next meeting as well as a workshop with Zac Leger for Sunday, June 14th in Phoenix! Meeting starts at 10:00am and the workshop starts at 1:00PM. Please email for further details!

Added September 28th, 2012

The next pipers meeting has officially been scheduled for Saturday, October 27th! 10:00am at Jason's house. Please email for more details!

Added April 16th, 2012

Slight changes have been made to the website in order to streamline and address some issues that have been brought to attention. Comments or suggestions regarding this website are more than welcome! to contact our Webmaster.

Added February 27th, 2012

Taylor's Traditional Irish Cabaret with champion uilleann piper Tommy Keane will be performing at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona on March 16th. This will be a great show to kick things off a little early for St. Patrick's Day! See the events page for more details.

Added January 17th, 2012

Happy 2012 to all of our fellow uilleann pipers! We're happy to announce that our first uilleann pipers meeting of the year has officially been scheduled for March 3rd at 10am, and will again be graciously hosted by Jason Smith at his home in Phoenix. Please contact us for more details!

AUPS News & Updates Archives


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