Competition: Pipe Up
We’ve teamed up with Gerry Lyons from Na Píobairí Uilleann to win a super prize!
Pipe Up, an Irish Traditional Music Resource DVD-ROM, is produced by Na Píobairí Uilleann, the association of uilleann pipers, and aims to bridge the knowledge gap about Irish traditional instruments using the latest computer technology.
We’re giving away 5 copies of this great DVD-ROM to Irish teachers. All you have to do is go to Facebook and “like” Mash.ie our sister web site. To do this, simply go to the Mash.ie Facebook Page and click “Like”. All current Mash.ie “likers” will be entered into the competition so there’s no need to re-register.
Information in the Pipe Up resource is organised to meet the needs of primary and secondary level school students or indeed anyone wishing to learn more about Irish traditional music. Pipe Up also explains the various types of tunes and allows practical application via an innovative interactive tutor for the tin whistle. A selection of simple exercises, and beginner, intermediate and advanced tunes are included, and the user can play along via an attractive and easy-to-use animated interface. The Pipe Up interactive tutor allows the tune to be played faster or slower as required and also allows staff notation or simple ABCs to be displayed. A host of tune books and workbooks are also included and the resource can be used in either Irish or English. Pipe Up can be used on a PC or Mac or on a Whiteboard, and represents a unique use of the latest interactive animation technology for transmission of Ireland’s traditional music heritage.
You can see more on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keXdWrp5x64
and if you can’t wait for the competition to end, you can buy Pipe Up online : http://store.pipers.ie/store/product/1422/Pipe-Up—Irish-Traditional-Mu/