A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

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A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

Post by MrsDeadlyhen » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:18 am

Dear All,

I thought this forum might be interested in the latest gallery, A Poverty of Pipers, on the Irish Traditional Music Archive's website. The images reproduced are of uilleann pipers from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/gallery/pipers/

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Post by awilde569 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:00 pm

That's an incredible website with loads of content, many thanks :D
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Post by the plod » Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:30 pm

Interesting, in picture 6, that looks like a set of pastoral pipes.

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Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

Post by PJ » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:37 pm

the plod wrote:Interesting, in picture 6, that looks like a set of pastoral pipes.

Looks more like a double chanter to me.
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Post by MichaelLoos » Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:08 am

My guess would be, both of you are right - pastoral pipes with double chanter.

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Post by Mr.Gumby » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:12 am

I am not completely sure which you mean by pic 6 but here are two pics of the same man (I think you mean that one anyway). Both were issued as postcards. In the one where he's moved out a bit further into the garden and without the beret, there's a different angle on the pipes:

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They still look a bit like these though:

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Post by the plod » Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:53 am

yep that's the pic.

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Post by tompipes » Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:47 pm

The same piper is pictured in the group photo, number 17. I forget his name just now but he's second in from the left.

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povertyofpipers_4096-ph by Thornton Music, on Flickr

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Post by Mr.Gumby » Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:17 am

Well spotted, good man Tommy.

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It took a while to come back but my memory seems to throw up Pat Gallagher as his name. Will have to dig around a bit in old issues of An Piobaire to make sure though.
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Post by tompipes » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:38 am

That rings a bell, I think your right Peter.

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Post by myles » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:50 am

I wonder if that's the same man as the "Patrick Gallagher" of Louisburgh in the barony of Murrisk who is mentioned once or twice.

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Post by Mr.Gumby » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:37 pm

The Misc mention in IM&M doesn' t have much more detail and neither the identification of the pipers in the 1901 Feis Cheoil photo (and I don't remember where I saw that) or the postcards provide anything. The cards were published in Belfast by the way, around 1904 I would guess. I had, by the way, never made a connection between the piper in Feis pic and the cards until Tommy made the connection above.
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Post by myles » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:34 pm

It looks very much like him in the middle of this picture, back row, with his hat on his knees:

http://www.pipers.ie/images/gallery/art/DublinPC.jpg

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Post by the plod » Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:25 pm

I am interested in his pipes, his drones don't look to have a return, they all look straight and therefore short. some kind of shuttle set up maybe?

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Re: A Poverty of Pipers - Photo Gallery

Post by malsim » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:55 pm

IIRC, second from left in photo above is Bob Thomson...and the guy in the back with hat on
knee in this photo http://www.pipers.ie/images/gallery/art/DublinPC.jpg is Nicholas Markey.

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