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Neil Mulligan & Seamus Ennis

Post by PJ » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:08 am

I've been listening a fair bit to NM recently, and in between, I've been listening to Seamus Ennis, Return from Fingal.

I recall Liam O'Flynn speaking about the unique Ennis tone. However, listening to NM, I think the tone of his pipes or the manner of his playing strongly resemble Ennis. In fact, more than any other modern piper, NM's style reminds me more of Ennis.
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Post by djm » Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:21 am

There is an interview with NM somewhere, perhaps on Pat D'Arcy's site (?), where he says he was the piper for Ennis's stage band for a while. I agree his tone is reminiscent of Ennis, although he is nowhere near as skilled.

O'Flynn studied with Rowsome, Ennis and Clancy. He has come away from this with his own style and his own sound. His versions of tunes have elements of his teachers, but are not slavish copies. He always goes for what is tasteful (some say boring) - all a matter of personal tastes.

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Post by Sean » Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:14 pm

Neil Mulligan, fantastic piper, a real delight to watch and hear in full flow live. Great style of piping and that killer C# sharp set (Mulcrone).
I've had numerous chats over Guinness and VB (Victoria Bitter) with Andy Irvine, so one day I hope to meet the piper as well.
Without question the best stout and beer in the world. Brilliant stuff that Victoria Bitter, beats the hell out of Castlemaine David.

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Post by tompipes » Tue Nov 22, 2005 2:16 pm

agree his tone is reminiscent of Ennis, although he is nowhere near as skilled.
I'd have to disagree with the statement above. I think Neillidh is equaly as skilled as Mr. E.
They have a very similar styles which becomes very evident when you hear recordings of each playing different sets of pipes. You can tell it's the fingers and not the mellow sounding C# sets.
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