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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2001 10:24 am 
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So, congratulations for your new forum. But could anybody tell me where I can find basic & general informations about those pipes. I have seen them once played in a concert, and heard the sound on CDs, but that's all I know about it. Is there a site where complete information can be found?


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A good place to start is David Daye's page:
http://www-bprc.mps.ohio-state.edu/~bdaye/bagpipes.html

David's page is a bit technical (reed making is the piper's nightmare). Near the bottom of the page is every link you could ever want for uilleann pipe info. David's practice set are an economical way to start learning the pipes. Beware though - should you decide to take up the pipes, you will have to give up any idea of having "a life".

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Beware though - should you decide to take up the pipes, you will have to give up any idea of having "a life".

Hmm, I seem like a good candidate for this "lifestyle." I've already kissed off a life by devoting myself to the whistle. Why not up the ante...


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A good url that discusses the pipes is from the Uilleann Pipers club in Dublin.

Here is the URL... http://www.iol.ie/~npupipes/index.html

Another great site is: http://www.concentric.net/~pdarcy/page1/page1.shtml


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2001 9:16 pm 
There are Pipers clubs in, Italy, France, Germany and Holland - probably some more since my membership in NPU ceased, no longer up to date on EU Piping.


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Re: the above, it seems appropriate that the 'old' word for this instrument was 'union' pipes - some players still use it, today, I understand. Perhaps it refers to the bonding of the celtic 'nations'?

Steve Power


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Re: the above, it seems appropriate that the 'old' word for this instrument was 'union' pipes - some players still use it, today, I understand. Perhaps it refers to the bonding of the celtic 'nations'?

Steve Power



So Steve...when is Shannay Quay gonna start to stock u. pipes too? :smile:

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Good question, Bri

Given that the best ones (including those by my good friend Cillian O'Briain) can take up to a year to make and cost over IRĀ£5000, probably not JUST yet. :wink:

I have been asked to photograph Cillian's latest set though, when it's ready, and that's about as close as I'll get to 'handling' them.

oh, but if you'd like in-depth books on the instrument and it's playing - I'm yer man!

Steve

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