Saturday, May 12, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

Since I am now making uilleann pipes full time, I have set up a new web site, and social media pages.      I am now taking orders for uilleann pipes.  This includes any set configurations from concert-pitch practice sets on up to full sets, complete with drones and regulators.

The new web site is at dirkmewes.com     
You can also follow me on Facebook at  "Dirk Mewes Uilleann Pipes"
and Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/mewesdirk/


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018


Well, there hasn't been a lot of posting on this blog, but there's a lot more that is actually going-on.
Here's a list of some up-coming events, and a bit of rehashing what happened in 2017:

1. This coming March 2, 2018, I will be performing Shawn Davey's composition, "The Brendan Voyage," on uilleann pipes with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra.  I have been working hard on preparations for this, and I am really excited about it.   Here's their site, with the link to get tickets: https://denverphilharmonic.org/upcoming-concert-march-2-2018/

2. That same weekend, Irish piper Blackie O'Connell will be in town, and my friend Pete Strickler has arranged for him to host some workshops for our local uilleann pipers on March 4 or March 5.  There will also be a dinner concert at the Burns Pub.  If you are interested,  check with http://irishhouseconcerts.com/ for details.  Check again in a few days if the info isn't there, yet.

3.  Our trio Tri 'S Slua will be playing all St. Patrick's Day weekend, on-and-off at the Burns Pub.  We will also be playing at another venue in the evening on SPD.  I don't have details yet, so check back soon.

4.  Currently, I am working full-time in my shop, making uilleann pipes.  There are several practice sets in the making, and I'm also working on a couple pairs of tenor and baritone regulators for customers.  I am also slowly making progress developing the final piece to my concert uilleann pipe sets: the bass regulator.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Regulators

Yesterday, I finished a pair of concert-pitch regulators for a customer.   Today, there was some nice sunlight, so I took a few photos...

Friday, March 13, 2015

I'm happy to say we have two new pipers in Colorado this month. They both benefited from the new bellows design that I'm making - based on a Cillian O'Briain design. It's much less time-consuming to make than the stitched bellows, and they work just as well. Thanks to Cillian for the help!