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Author:  an seanduine [ Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1946 film footage of a (Belfast-area?) piper

Didn't Mealy (O'Mealy to the Dubliners) have a detestation for being filmed or recorded, fearing he would never be properly compensated?

Bob

Author:  bensdad [ Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:43 pm ]
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Any idea as to what the air is? It's quite lovely.

Author:  dunnp [ Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:13 am ]
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Just rewatching this. I hadn’t watched it all before
How bout that version of the Enniskillen Dragoon with Hawaiian guitar
And what is your man playing in the Yellow Rose of Texas
A bouzouki shaped tenor guitar (?)

Author:  dunnp [ Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:19 am ]
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dunnp wrote:
Just rewatching this. I hadn’t watched it all before
How bout that version of the Enniskillen Dragoon with Hawaiian guitar
And what is your man playing in the Yellow Rose of Texas
A bouzouki shaped tenor guitar (?)


Edit I think it has six strings. Cool looking guitar though

Author:  RenaissanceGuy [ Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:48 am ]
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dunnp wrote:
dunnp wrote:
Just rewatching this. I hadn’t watched it all before
How bout that version of the Enniskillen Dragoon with Hawaiian guitar
And what is your man playing in the Yellow Rose of Texas
A bouzouki shaped tenor guitar (?)


Edit I think it has six strings. Cool looking guitar though


It could be in the "cittern" family of instrument, which includes varieties described as "Portuguese guitar" and "English guitar." But most of those seem to have eight or ten strings, with some in courses like a mandolin.

Author:  Squeeky Elf [ Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:45 am ]
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oleorezinator wrote:
Who is the piccolo player in the beginning?


Is it John Doonan?

Edit: Nevermind, wrong time frame...

Author:  dunnp [ Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: 1946 film footage of a (Belfast-area?) piper

Fairly certain it’s just an eccentric shaped guitar.
At first I thought a tenor guitar but that was only because the other two pegs are off camera.
When he’s playing the Hawaiian guitar you can clearly see six white pegs on the other one as it’s lying against the wall in the background.
It has an almost French made look about it. Body shape sure looks look a large bouzouki though.

Author:  Squeeky Elf [ Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:01 pm ]
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In a way it’s prophetic. A harbinger of things to come.

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