The Association was formed in 1988 to provide a focus of contact and help mainly for those in the south and west of England and in Cornwall who were struggling both with learning to play the uilleann pipes and with maintaining them. Since its formation, the Association has benefited from strong support from members and friends who attend the associations regular Saturday meetings. SWAUP also holds an annual piping weekend, or Tionol, which provides an opportunity to listen to and learn from some of the foremost names in Uilleann Piping.
There is no membership as such - meetings are open to all uilleann pipers and to anyone interested in the uilleann pipes and traditional Irish music. Please see the Meetings page for details of our next gathering - a warm welcome awaits. Additionally, should further information be required, feel free to contact us using the information given on the Contact Us page.
Our founder Edwin Spring with Mick Megee, Pippa Nabb-Osborne and Steve Turner Also included is our 2014 Tionol tutor Tiarnan O Duinnchinn
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