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Beau Comiseau
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Wow, who's that guy from the US east coast with (what looks to be) that Taylor Bros. set? That is a very interesting setup and sound!
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What are you referring to Beau?
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You must mean this guy, the ever infamous Mark Hillmann. He bangs on those regulators like there's no tomorrow, similar to Jerry O'Sullivan. Here's another trademark of his playing, in a room of box players and and banjos etc. can you hear him above all else? He's wicked with variations. His taylor set is 150 years old but thats is his own chanter. Talk to him, he'll make one for you. Great teacher also speaking as one of his students.
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Here's a link to a page with photos of his Taylor set.

http://chiffboard.mati.ca/viewtopic.php ... n&start=15
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Yes, that's the guy. What an interesting set he has. I think the chanter is of a different maker, though.
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There was a cool Taylor (or Tayloresque) set with double-bored regs there- I think Michael Hubbert is restoring it??? Anybody have photos of that set?
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You're not talking about the one Mark Hillman was playing? That was another one, right? I think that Mark said that he's going to sell his set on Ebay or something. :)

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Post by Kevin L. Rietmann »

That would be Barry O'Neill's pipes, with the double regulators.
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uhhhh......i cant think very clearly this morn

If ya ever get a chance to stay up till 4am with mckeagney, preshaw, and tunney then by all means do so.

gotta catch one of them very noisy planes

does baileys and irish whiskey make any of the rest of you have naughty dreams?
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uhhhh......i cant think very clearly this morn

If ya ever get a chance to stay up till 4am with mckeagney, preshaw, and tunney then by all means do so.

gotta catch one of them very noisy planes

does baileys and irish whiskey make any of the rest of you have naughty dreams?
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Post by Patrick D'Arcy »

It was a great weekend alright and it was wonderful to see everyone.

Jimmy and Sean gave incredible performances at the concert. Jimmy's tight playing was dazzling and Sean's overall show was truly entertaining. Every note from his chanter is so expressive and straight from the heart.

The SCUPC website will be updating regularly over the week so keep an eye on it. Anyone with photos or comments to share please email them to me. A clip of Joey Abarta playing in the concert is up already with thanks to Michael Eskin at www.socalpipers.com/tionol_2007.html

All the best to all and see you next year!

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Name the first tune Joey is playing please.??.I should know it but its going on the tunes to learn list. :-?
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Post by Patrick D'Arcy »

That's "The Fairy Reel" as far as I know.

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Post by fel bautista »

The beauty of corporate travel: I got to sleep on the plane to Dallas and kinda recover from the tionol. When I get home this week end, I'll post pics via Pat's site.

Grand time.

A note to Martin P- haven't taken the windcap off yet :-)
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Post by tommykleen »

Patrick D'Arcy wrote:That's "The Fairy Reel" as far as I know.

PD.
I am given to the notion that it is The Blackberry Blossom, aka The Boys Of Ballynahinch. If I'm right, what do I win :) :) :) ?

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