Anyone know a pipemaker F.J.McFADDEN ? Was made 50's

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Anyone know a pipemaker F.J.McFADDEN ? Was made 50's

Post by Andre » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:13 pm

Hi all,
I'm from Brazil and found one uilleann made by a pipemaker called F. J. McFADENN
It is a halfset, african blackwood, chromed and REAL IVORY. I believe it's the 50's.
I've searched the internet and found nothing about this pipemaker.
Who know something I appreciate.
Thank you

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Re: Anyone know a pipemaker F.J.McFADDEN ? Was made 50's

Post by Mr.Gumby » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:11 pm

Frank McFadden was from the North, Belfast I believe. He was a very fine reedmaker and made reeds for Séamus Ennis' pipes.

I have more info but would have to go looking for it. Potentially a nice find.
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Post by Andre » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:32 pm

Thank you Mr. Gumby
I would be grateful for the information.
This Uilleann is in good condition, but that without the reeds .
I could send you some photos or post to the forum.

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Post by Mr.Gumby » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:26 pm

Here's the man:

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Post by Andre » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:02 am

Here is the McFADDEN's uilleann
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Post by Andre » Sun Jul 03, 2011 11:03 am

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Post by Mr.Gumby » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:04 pm

Very nice and in good condition too. Take good care of it.

Someone like Billh will probably come in with some more comment and I may be able to dig out some information, don't expect too much this week though, it's Willie Clancy week (saw Bill earlier today, he'll be busy doing things this week I am sure)
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Post by Andre » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:10 pm

Willie Clancy week? Then are you in Ireland? Dublin ?
Well... If you can help me with this uilleann, I still do not know what I do with ullleann, but would like to see working.
As I said this without the reeds .
In this drone stock with a small air leak.
These are the only problem.
Maybe I'll sell, but still do not know yet.
I await your response.
Thank you again and have a great Willie Clancy week with lots of good music.

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