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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2003 10:33 am 
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Just curious if anyone knows what pipes Finbar Furey plays, more in terms of his early recordings (such as "Irish Pipe Music", and "The Irish Pipes of Finbar Furey").


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As far as I know he plays a Dave Williams set.... Thomas may know more?

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Finbar Fury plays a C set he's had the set a while, he's had the same set
since the seventie's a least, 8)


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Patrick,

I think you're wrong on this one. Dave has never mentioned that he's made a set for Finbar.

The old LPs that Finbar made have a few photos of the concert pitch pipes and they look like Crowley to me. never heard him play in C.

I'll scan one of the covers and send it to Patrick to put up on his website.

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Hi kenr,

The most recent reference of Finbar's playing is on a video called "The Pipes the Pipes Are Calling" by a Canadian musician. It's a great video. But by the looks of the set he is playing in that it's not the Kennedy and looks remarkably like a Williams. Maybe ask Dave Ken... I'm sure he'd be glad to pass on the info!??

Also, I have him playing on The Late Late Show tribute to the Dubliners which doesn't look like the Kennedy set either... maybe one from that era (mid 80's?) a pipemaker du jour perhaps? Is this the cover you're talking about Ken? http://www.concentric.net/~pdarcy/photos/memorabilia/finbar_furey.jpg

'Fraid I've never heard him play in C either :really:

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I've an album of the Fureys and Dave Stewart, where the liners explain that the genesis of the album was Fin trading his Taylor set for Dave's Coyne set. Gawd! Hence this C set bizwax, maybe? Sean Folsom told me about the Fureys showing him Patsy Touhey's Taylor set. Well, they said it was Touhey's, anyway. If you have an old set it's nice to have a story to go along with, right?
Fin played a Kennedy set on his early records. I have a tape with him playing at the Oireachtas in 1964, nice gargly bottom D. Slow tempos except for the reels. The Come West Along the Road has a bit of the Fureys, Fin George and their Da, Ted. A friend has a Ted Furey LP, the liners to that one are hilarious, it says the tape was lost until recovered from the rubble of a demolished building! The Finzig plays a Froment now, right? Sure looks like a Froment. Isin't Froment a word for cheese? No wait, that's Fromage...Image


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Patrick,

you should have the cover for Fin's first LP by email by now.

Crowley/ Kennedy it's just a matter of dating the set I suppose. Don't think the Fureys ever had their hands on Touhey's Taylor. Somebody needs to check with Sean McKiernan. I thought he'd got the set from the states.

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Last I heard (very recently) the set is safe and sound in Seán's hands Ken.

Here's the scanned image that Ken sent me. It's on the UPOP aswell. This set is his Kennedy set alright. I am sure he has a new set though. The one on that vid was very streamlined and tasty looking... almost like one by Spillane... could that be an option?

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Do I remember rightly that B. Howard was in there somewhere at sometime? Regs?
And that's a really scary LP cover!!

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This one Alan? I know it freaks me out :o Pretty serious do happening there Finzer!
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<img src="http://www.uilleannobsession.com/photos/memorabilia/finbar_furey.jpg" width="500">


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Whoa! Sweet Nellie, Buy Me a Saxophone!!...his tie is succumbing to the gravitational pull of his hair!


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Can someone identify those other old pipers surrounding the Prince? I see names under the pics I think.


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Sweet Nelley is right! :lol:

On the left going L - R, L- R we have:

Thomas F. Kerrigan - Pat Fitzpatrick
Patrick Ward - Mr. Nicholas Burke
Dennis Delaney - Turlough McSweeney
Bernard Delaney - William Andrews

Below Finbar we have:

John S. Wayland - John Rowsome - Miss May McCarthy

On the right we have:

Ned Hogan of Cashel - Miss Molly Morrisey
Prof. Denis O'Leary - Patrick J. Touhey
Robert Thompson - John Flanagan
John Cash - Thomas Rowsome

These photographs are all available in Francis O'Neill's "Irish Minstrel's and Musicians" a treasure trove for anyone interested in piping history and lore.

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Thanks for the trouble Patrick, I owe ya one. I recognize about 1/2 the names.

Would Dennis Delaney be associated with the well know tune, Dinny Delaney's? And Molly Morrisey AKA Maggie, after the HP?

The first album above, with the Kennedy set, interesting the way Finbar holds his left hand against his left leg, like Keenan. That other picture, with the hair and tie, also interesting ergonomics! Image


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Just to apologise for the relatively poor quality of the photo of the first LP. I did it in a bit of a hurry to get it on promptly.

Ken


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