Douglas Wilkinson RIP

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Douglas Wilkinson RIP

Post by chris bayley » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:40 pm

Former pipemaker Douglas Wilkinson has died. He was an active maker during the second half of the 1970's working in partnership with Glen McCarthy in the East end of London. They met whilst at the London College of Furniture when on a Musical Instrument Making course and made pipes mainly for Hobgoblin Music in the UK, Waltons in Eire and Lark in the Morning, USA. The partnership split up around 1980 with Doug going to engineering and then computing. Glen McCarthy continued pipemaking for a short while.

When I last spoke to him (October last year) he was hoping to get back into making pipes but it was not to be.
New Website now live at http://www.uilleann-pipes.co.uk. It is still under construction with more to be added
My original website http://www.bagpipeworld.co.uk remains in place as historical

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