Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pub Crawl 2, the sequel

A second attempt at finding a set of pipes being played in anger has been more successful. A session in Nancy Blakes was starting when we went in, complete with a young piper called Tom Delaney. Tom is also a … Continue reading

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Lambes shop

I think I may have found a new hero. Eugene Lambe is an impressive man, at the age of 60 he said, “yerra sure maybe it would be nice to sail across the Atlantic singlehandedly”, and that is what he … Continue reading

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Pub Crawl

I, and my trusty sidekick, Eoin White went on a bit of a pub crawl this evening in the hopes of finding the elusive uilleann pipes being played. We failed, between the Locke bar, Nancy Blakes, and Dolans, we found … Continue reading

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Player interview, Thomas Johnston

I met Thomas Johnston today and for about an hour and a half he explained and answered questions on the subject of Uilleann pipe storage and transport. Thomas had no problem with me recording the interview and has agreed to … Continue reading

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Uilleannforum.com

Uilleannforum.com is another internet forum that I have found (run by the Seattle Irish pipers club), and the response here to my request for input has been helpful too. My request used the same wording as on the chiff and … Continue reading

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Chiff and Fipple

Chiff and Fipple is an internet forum/website dealing with Irish tin whistles in the main, however it has a contingent of people interested in the uilleann pipes as well, and to date it has been the best place for responses … Continue reading

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Travel set of Pipes

The response to my emails is good. One of the makers who responded sent me a link to a set of pipes he can make that are especially designed to break down into parts suitable for carrying on board Airplanes. … Continue reading

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