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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:47 pm 
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What's known about Ryan? Any other examples of his work?

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Ryan @ Armstrong st, Dublin. c.1800

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A pity we don't have a provenance for some of these sets: I'm sure it would be interesting to find out who played them over the years and where - or even how long they sat unplayed in cupboards. Wasn't the 'beehive' set found in an antique shop? There must be a few instruments knocking around even now that probably passed through the hands of well known 19th century players at some point.


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Banana wood?

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Banana wood?

I now play Banana Wood chanters all the time, they seem to suck a little extra tone from a good reed and are a bit warmer than the many Blackwood/ Rosewood chanters I have owned. There is just one exception and that is a C chanter made by Ned White in Pennsylvania, around 1860/70ish,having spent time with Egan,apparently . It just runs up the octaves with even a mediocre reed and minimum pressure every time,and amazes anybody who has emptied a bag or two of through it. I am so lucky to have acquired it, now finding a suitable home for it on my demise is posing a significant and challenging conundrum.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:27 am 
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Banana wood?

I now play Banana Wood chanters all the time, they seem to suck a little extra tone from a good reed and are a bit warmer than the many Blackwood/ Rosewood chanters I have owned. There is just one exception and that is a C chanter made by Ned White in Pennsylvania, around 1860/70ish,having spent time with Egan,apparently . It just runs up the octaves with even a mediocre reed and minimum pressure every time,and amazes anybody who has emptied a bag or two of through it. I am so lucky to have acquired it, now finding a suitable home for it on my demise is posing a significant and challenging conundrum.

You have piqued my curiosity, please post some pictures in the pictures of your pipes thread.

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You have piqued my curiosity, please post some pictures in the pictures of your pipes thread.


A friend had a Ned White, bought during the early 90s. I think it was only partly White and had bits by at least two other makers but he liked thinking it was all White. It was found under the floorboards of a house in Loughrea I believe, a bag of sticks really (or a bunch of bananas if you like), and was probably an early one, made in Ireland. I have pics of that but would need to scan the negs. Photos too of me playing it, wearing my Magritte ceci, n'est pas une pipe t-shirt (but will have to dig deep to find those) :P

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I always liked that t-shirt :thumbsup:


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So did I.

Amazed you remember :oops: (or that anyone noticed at all), probably haven't worn it since 1994/5, still have it though.

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I wanted to buy one for myself. :D

My only regret from then is that I didn't record yourself and Geoff playing together (and not tracking down the t-shirt).


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Perhaps that's the cue to get the thread back on topic:

Magritte 'pipe' T-shirt on ebay

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Practice set with 4 reeds - set is in Australia, and seller says he will post worldwide, but it is not currently showing in eBay.com. Seller says it was bought from a maker in Eastern Canada. (Dixon maybe).


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Looks like a Neil O'Grady chanter .

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Yes, it all looks like NO’G’s work.

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Not sure how serviceable those extra reeds are, since the little bag is labeled "Geoffrey."


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