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Volume One, March 1999.
Seán Reid The Seán Reid Society.
Constitution and Rules.
Notes for Contributors.
News. Garret Barry gravesite/memorial; William Kennedy set uncovered;
Mickey "Cumbá" O'Sullivan; query regarding Thomas Coullie, pipemaker.
1.01 An early set of Irish pipes, circa 1780. Ken McLeod & Wilbert
Garvin. Description, many pictures and detailed drawings of one
of the finest examples of an early Union pipe.
1.02 Transcriptions of tunes by R.L. O'Mealy. Robbie Hannan.
collection of hand written tunes and notes which O’Mealy had sent to a
customer and which are now in the Ulster Folk Museum.
1.03 A list of makers to circa 1940. Mark Walstrom. Believed
to be the most complete list of makers yet produced.
1.04 Rolling metal ferrules and tubes for Uilleann pipes. Geoff Wooff.
Geoff shares some expertise in making pipes - the way the old masters
1.05 A brief look at the piping style of Paddy Conneely. Jimmy
O'Brien-Moran. A musical study analysing how Conneely actually
1.06 From Hotteterre to the Union pipes. Ken McLeod. Some
thoughts and proposals on the origins of the Union pipe.
1.07 A piping MP: Joseph Myles McDonnell (1796-1872). Seán
Donnelly. A look at the life of a great eccentric and original
owner of the fine Kenna set in the National museum, Dublin.
1.08 A Galway gentleman piper. Seán Donnelly. Story
of a song.
1.09 A South Australian reed and pipe hoard. Craig Fischer.
A study of some very old reeds possibly by Coyne and Taylor and
measurements of a Maurice Coyne chanter.
1.10 Reconstructing chanter reeds / A John Coyne chanter. John Hughes.
As the title implies this is how to repair cracked reeds and the
measurement of a John Coyne chanter.
1.11 Runaway pipers. Barry O'Neill. Articles
of interest from early 18th century American newspapers.
1.12 Rhythm & structure in Irish traditional dance music. Part 1.
double jig as played on the Irish pipes. Pat Mitchell. An
in-depth musical study with examples.
1.13 Piping contests at the feis, 1897 - 1935. Barry O'Neill. A
list of all the entrants.
1.14 The M. Dunn set at Morpeth. Anne Moore. Quality
photographs of a high quality set of pipes in the Morpeth bagpipe museum.
1.15 Name index.
Every name appearing in the Journal is indexed here with dates and where
that name appears.