Píobaire, An, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 4

Píobaire, An, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 4


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Na Píobairí Uilleann
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Chairman, NPU
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An Píobaire
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Píobaire, An 9 5 4 20131126 contain articles by Seán Donnelly: ‘From Croagh Patrick to Table Mountain: a Mayo uilleann piper at the Cape of Good Hope (1845)’ and ‘Beheaded at Cork and buried with a piper: the traditional fate (strange afterlife) of Captain Súgán - Fineen mac Donal Mac Finin MacCarthy (13 April 1642)’ respectively. Na Píobairí Uilleann has reciprocal arrangements with several other piping and musical bodies to exchange publica- tions, and we also subscribe to relevant periodicals. Complete or near-complete runs of many of these publications are available to members in our library. Pub- lications recently received include the following: Pipers’ Review / Iris na bPíobairí – Magazine of the Irish Pipers’ Club, Seattle. Vol XXXII No 3, Summer 2013 Piping Times – Magazine of the College of Pip- ing, Glasgow. Vol. 66, Nos. 1 & 2 Newsletter of the Northumbrian Pipers’ Soc., Autumn 2013 Piping Today – Magazine of the National Pip- ing Centre, Glasgow. Issue 66, 2013 Treoir – Magazine of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Iml. 45 uimh. 3 Ar Soner – magazine of Bodaged Ar Sonerion/ As- semblée des Sonneurs de Bretagne. no. 391 4 J IM MCGUIRE has donated a matching pair of Staffordshire ware jugs, one featuring the figure of an “Irish Piper”. Mary Bergin has donated a copy of her new whistle tutorial to our li- brary. Known as one of finest-ever exponents of the whistle, Mary’s new venture should be a huge suc- cess. The tutor may be purchased from her website: maryberginwhis- Through the good offices of Bill Ochs, Audrey O’Donnell-Crotty of New York has donated copies of photographs of her great-uncles Edward and Cor- nelius O’Donnell, piper and fiddle-player, who performed a vaudevillian double-act in the north- eastern USA in the first two decades of the 20th century. One of the pictures is shown on the front cover of this issue of An Píobaire. We have acquired copies of three journals with ar- ticles of piping interest. Cathair na Mart – The Journal of the Westport Historical Society in- cludes an article on a stone carving of a cat play- ing the bagpipes, which was discovered in Cashel, co. Tipperary. The Tipperary Historical Journal (2011), and The Irish Sword (Winter 2011) each ~ DONATIONS & ACQUISITIONS ~ uilleann pipers around the country, such as Ed- mund Keating Hyland in Cahir, Séamus Ennis in The Naul, Canon Goodman in Skibbereen and the un-named piper in Loughrea. As we approach the end of the year I would like to thank The Arts Council for their support, and all members, directors and staff who have con- tributed to the continued development of NPU over the past 12 months. Also, I would like to thank all of the teachers and volunteers who give so freely of their time and to the NPU Support Group for their assistance with events such as our Sponsored Cycle, the Ace & Deuce of Piping concert and International Uilleann Piping Day. We will once again be cycling to Miltown Mal- bay in 2014 as we continue to raise funds for the International Uilleann Piping Centre on the adja- cent site of 16 Henrietta Street, so why not con- sider getting involved. Finally I would like to wish all of you and your families a very happy and peaceful Christmas and every best wish for 2014. Tommy Keane Chairman
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