Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 48, Page 4

Píobaire, An, Volume 4, Issue 48, Page 4
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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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4The picture at right is a detail of a “AShebeen House” by Erskine Nicol,which was auctioned in Whyte’s ofDublin in September for €9,000. The picturewas first exhibited in 1858 at the RoyalAcademy in London. The auction house hasobliged us with a good print of the painting.We have acquired from the British Library acopy of one of the earliest works to mentionthe Pastoral Pipes – Joseph Gehot’s A Treatiseon the Theory and Practice of Music, whichwas published in London in 1786. Moreinformation on this work will appear in afuture issue of An Píobaire.Mary Lyons has donated a number of oldrecordings and pictures that had belonged toher father Paddy McElvaney, and, throughLeo Rickard, Johnny Nolan of Longford hasdonated an original print of the famous 1912photograph of the Dublin Pipers Club. Eamon Walsh has made another donation ofmiscellaneous items with piping associations.Na Píobairí Uilleann has reciprocal arrange-ments with several other piping and musicalbodies to exchange publications. Complete ornear-complete runs of many of these publica-tions are available to members in our library.Publications received include the following:The Living Tradition – Issue 81, November/Decem-ber 2008Chanter – Journal of the Bagpipe Society, Autumn2008Piping Today – Magazine of the National PipingCentre, Glasgow. Issues 36, Oct/Nov 2008Ar Soner – magazine of Bodaged Ar Sonerion/Assemblée des Sonneurs de Bretagne. No.388, Oct/Dec 2008Treoir – Magazine of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann,Iml. 40 uimh. 3 & 4Magazine of The Northumbrian Pipers’ Society,October 2008~ Donations & acquisitions ~our Annual Tionól will also be held inHenrietta St on the weekened of 22-24 Maynext year. Once details become available Iwould recommend that those wishing toattend book in advance. This gives staff anopportunity to make appropriate arrange-ments and it ensures that you are guaranteed aplace in piping and reed-making classes. TheTionól has become more popular and moreenjoyable than ever in recent years and I amsure next year’s event will be as memorableas those we have enjoyed recently.It was with shock and dismay that we heard inearly November of the death of AlainFroment. We extend our deepest sympathiesto Alain’s family and friends. Ar dheis Dé goraibh a anam!Finally, I would like to wish all of you andyour families a happy and peaceful Christmasand all best wishes for 2009. Robbie HannanChairman
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