Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 41, Page 29

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 41, Page 29
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29Ivan Crowe~ Correspondence ~Liam McNulty has again added to ourcollection of images of bagpipes. Hewrites “Here’s a item which may be ofinterest. The image is from a Sotheby’s 1987-1988 book of their sales in that year. The textin the book reads – ‘The Imhof Prayerbook, amanuscript on vellum, in Latin and Flemish,illustrated by Simon Bening, Antwerp 1511.This is the earliest dated manuscript byBening.’ The prayerbook sold, in 1987 or1988, for Sterling£770,000 – so you wouldneed to collect your pennies to buy it. It wentto a private buyer.”Meanwhile, Board-member and biker IvanCrowe spotted yet another angelic piper in thecrypt of the cathedral in Bayeux inNormandy, where it is described as a ‘corne-muse’, proof, as Ivan remarks, that the pipesare ineed a heavenly instrument.Finally, a member, who wishes to remainanonymous,urges mem-bers who maybe visiting theWillie ClancySummerSchool thisyear not tomiss this fan-tastic offerwhich wasspotted at lastyear’s school.
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