Píobaire, An, Volume 2, Issue 10, Page 3

Píobaire, An, Volume 2, Issue 10, Page 3
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SEANCHASThe STORY of a DANISH PIPERHENRIETTA STREET1726 Jun 7. Do baghadh ar chaladhAtha Cliath, Brian Caonihanach,Donnchadh U Cothbhuidh, Samaso Lairnhe, Matha Bran, Rain Hrrlaidli,Pidraic O Dughagan piobuire, Padraico cfonan, Seamas 0 Dubhgiiail,Frenc, Matha 0 Dubbagan tre a mbeithas d i ii tar s a lle re cathalbh Gaodhall SanbhFrangc do Ifona no meadughadh.La. G._ 132 (115) san LA a scrlobhTadhg 0 Neachtalaidlr 1725-32.San bhliadhain 1899 dathad bliadhain5 shoin direach do bhuail u,namsa aran Linn Duibh san chathair seoChorcaiglie, sean phiobaire dali do rug-adh is do togadh I bparoiste Chaisleno Uathin. Samus do Barra dob ainmis sloinneadh do. Bhi uchtach that nabaartaibh aige chun amhrn uidheachtaagus an seanns aige 6 thalamh. Chuireassios roinnt amhran ualdh,agus na measeSan bhi an t-amhran dob thearr a thaitnleis lin 1. Coil l na Coradh, amhrn agmoladh Corniac rnhic Thaidhg mhicCarthaigh a bhi na chomhnuidhe san altsin. B Samas de Barra an t-aon duineanihin on gceanntar do bhuail urnamsaagus an Ghaedhilg aige.Torna i Leirmheas ar leabbar IcFlachra Eilgeach i. Cam Tighearn-aigh i. An tAthair Conchubhar6 Briain D.D., Eigse 1 (3), 232.S 6 D a sholthraigh.picturesque gToup of about onehundred and fifty peasants, whowere playing at a game cattedhur4 which consists in striking aball high in the air with woodenclubs like flattened spoons. Otherswere rolling a large stone; a bag-piper was enlivening the scenwith his music; and the women,who were spectators, were dealingout porter to the parties. No rude-ness of any kind seemed to begoing forward. Ire land in 1804, ed. SeamusGrimes. Dublin 1980, p. 56.[ A reprint of an anonymousaccount of a tour of Ireland madein August 804. Ii. was first pub-lished London 1806.]N. 0 C, a sho ltliraigh.In the autumn 1977 I went one monthto Waterford Ireland for job-training. Iwas looking for reeds for my var-pipes bought two years earlier. I wasintroduced to pipemaker Brian Howardat a concert with The Furey Brothers.At the end of the week I went toHowards workshop and met the UilleannPipes first hand. I decided to give it atry, and coming back to Waterford inDecember, Howard had a practice setready for me. My warpipes has come tolife but is now hanging on the wall fordecoration.I joined the night-school 3 Mondaynights under the tutorage of TommyKearney. That was a good start for me.I went home with Merrily Kissed theQuaker in the bag and a load of L I records.In the summer 1978 I went to TheSummer School in Miltown whereBreandan Breathnach taught me furtherthings about the rolling and cranning.Again in 1979 I went to the SummerSchool and was afe in the hands ofTom Clarke. Unfortunately I havnt hadthe time to go since then, but I will beback some day,At Christmas 1978 1 had my pipes madea full set by Howard, and the Regulatorsare corning into my playing slowly butsafely now. My repertoire is about 50tunes by heart.For one and a half years I have been thefourth member of a group namedTarawathy playing traditional Irishmusic with plenty of singing. Theinstruments are: Ullleann Pipes, tin-whistle, flute, guitar, fiddle, inandoline,inandola, bouzuki and bodhran. So farwe have played in Germany, Hollandand on several folk festivals in Denmark.To work with the pipes is a great pleas-ure for me, and thanks to the workshopin Miltown I am able to make my ownreeds,In Denmark the Uilleann Pipes arespreading quite rapidly. At present, tomy knowledge, there are two full setsby Brian Howard, three half-sets byEugene Lambe, Dan Dowd with aHoward chanter and one by Chris Bailyof Derby England. On top of thatthere are at least two practice-setsaround.Of course if anyone of you are comingto Denmark dont forget to call on myhouse. You are always welcome.This is written in gratitude to all thepeople who helped me towards being apiper.Mogens HundevadB gedalsallc 20DK 525O Odense,DENMARK.Tell. (09) l37467The nobility of this great street stillprevails over the misuse of the magnifi-cent houses which loom up over thetangle of graceful ironwork below; tene-ment rookeries now from top to bottom,their delicate fanlights glassless andserving as goals for young footballers,and the sad remnants of carved oakstaircases hung with bicycles. The con-course of hire purchase prams in alltheir glittering luxury make entry amajor hazard and take the place of thesedan chairs of another age.At the top of the canyon (for this ishow the dark street strikes the imagina-tion), we see the Kings Inn, betterknownis the Temple. In these houseslived five Primates, Lord Justices andvirtual rulers of Ireland, the Earls ofThomond, Kingston, and in No, 12, thelovely Lady Blessington lay in stateafter her death, in an improvised chapel.In 1792 three Bishops, four peers, andseveral M.P.s, appear on the registers asinhabiting the immense Cassels-designedmansions, two of which are still Sprivate ownership and in a perfect stateof preservation.A small boy, when asked if he was afraidof anything going up the now ricketystaircases in the dark, replied instantlyIm in dread of ghosts!. One can onlysuppose that his feelings would be noth-ing in comparison with the horror ofany returning ghost. What a flurry ofsilk and lace! what appalled raising ofquizzing glasses, upon viewing the gap-ing holes once graced by Bossi mantel-pieces; the rotting plasterwork of cupids,and lovely decorations of the cornices,presiding over chalk marks providingboundaries for the various families sleep-ing below.The present inhabitants consider them-selves Yortunate to have a single watertap on their landing. No novelty thishowever, as when the street was laid outin 1725, pipes had only been laid intoprivate houses in the city for about 55years, and a very small s ipply wasthought necessary for such great housesas these. However water or no water,these sixteen houses can be said to beour last existing link with the socialimportance ofDub]in prior to the Union.The street is a cul-de-sac and across thetop lies the handsome entrance to theKings Inns.Vanishing Dublin Flora H. Mitchell1966, (p. 76) (per Jody)A REFUBLICAN SUNDAY[ Sunday.] Under a hill, five milesfrom Mill-street [ Co. Cork] was aMAC CRIMMONAflONSCrampsie himself takes over from thenon and shows himself to be a master ofthe tongue in cheek, the foot in themouth, the well-churned phrase, thenonsequitor and logic ofthe Wassa-WassaThank you, bird (which, chasing its tail In ever-decreasing circles, eventually disappearsin a puff of smoke).The MacCrimmon Legend. The madnessof Angus MacKay, Alastair Crampsy,Seamus MacNeil! Piping Times 33(2),24-5
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