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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:14 pm 
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Nick, these are fantastic!

Question -- is the Taylor set pictured on the Edward O'Donnell page the same you reference in your introduction? If so, would love to see more pictures of it :)

EDIT: Never mind, a little Googling did the trick! http://www.whitmerpipes.com/o'donnell_photos_set.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:07 am 
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I wonder if Charles Taylor trained as a cutler at any point. The netalwork always has the look of some technique learned outside instrument making and then creatively reapplied.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:17 am 
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Two more short biographies added to the Website:

Michael J. Dunn (1856-1935) Milwaukee, Wisconsin; fireman and custodian of remarkable early recordings.

John Ennis (1847-1930) Chicago and New York City, writer and policeman, father of Tom Ennis.

Lives of the Pipers

Nick Whitmer


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:39 pm 
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Fabulous as always sir!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:17 pm 
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Really great work Nick. I had not known about that john Ennis poem either--thank you


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:58 am 
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PB+J,

A reprint of the poem about a gathering of NYC Irish musicians circa 1920, complete and easier to read, is in An Píobaire vol. 4 no. 21 August 2003 pp. 26-28
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0421.PDF

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:06 am 
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nwhitmer wrote:
PB+J,

A reprint of the poem about a gathering of NYC Irish musicians circa 1920, complete and easier to read, is in An Píobaire vol. 4 no. 21 August 2003 pp. 26-28
http://162.13.136.126/data/PIOBAIRE/PIOB0421.PDF

Nick



Ah marvelous! Thank you again


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