Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 69

Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland, Volume 1, Issue 1, Page 69
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Hodges & Smith, Dublin, 1840
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Edward Bunting
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Bunting - The Ancient Music of Ireland
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ANCIENT MUSIC OF IRELAND.57of Ireland.(Imprinted at London by Ihon Daie, 1581.) In the original wood-cut heappears heading a body of native Irish, who are employed in burning and pillaging a cabinon the borders of the Pale.This plate is interesting, not only on account of the magnificent pipes on which the per-former plays, but also as a specimen of native costume in the sixteenth century. We heresee the flowing sleeves, and the glibb of the pure merus ilibernicus. He wears armiets,and carries a sword; and in the next plate is represented as slain in the front of the battle,while his pipes lie on the ground beside him.The instrument he carries is twice the ordinary size, and possesses a double drone and twochanters, on one of which, something resembling a rude representation of keys may be observed.The extremity of the mouthpiece, where inserted into the bag, is bushed with a tassel; anda similar provision is made against the escape of the wind at the insertion of the chanters.4
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