Éamonn Ceannt, full-length, facing front portrait, seated, holding pipes. Photo by Arnall

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Where: Dublin, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1906

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Eamonn Ceannt sitting with a set of "uileann pipes" is today's offering. Eamonn Ceannt was of course one of the executed leaders of the 1916 Rising and apparently an exponent of that strange instrument the "elbow" pipes. This was a lot safer than yesterdays image which left Morning Mary with egg all over her face - seeing a hunt where there was none! Sorry :-)

As well as linking a number of examples of the unique sound of the uileann pipes, our ever-dutiful contributors have confirmed that Éamonn Ceannt, together with Edward Martyn founded 'Cumann na bPíobairí' (the Pipers Club) in 1900. We have other materials in the catalogue relating to Ceannt and this organization from the period. Similar and related clubs are keeping the instrument relevant today....

Photographers: Arnall

Collection: Irish Political Figures Photographic Collection

Date: c.1906


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    • 16/Aug/2018 08:16:17

    ...In February 1900 Ceannt, along with Edward Martyn founded Cumann na bPíobairí (The Pipers Club). Ceannt's musical talents earned him a gold medal at the 1906 Oireachtas and in 1905 he even put on a performance for Pope Pius X. It is said that the main language in the Pipers Club was Irish and played a role in reviving Irish music. ... From - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89amonn_Ceannt Ed. - The Pope performance happened in 1908 (not 1905). It was the Pope's Jubilee in Rome. Read All About It via Trove - trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/169902340?searchTerm=c...

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    • 16/Aug/2018 08:20:16

    Fascinating (for me!) to hear what Uilleann Pipes sound like - youtu.be/aF3fW4Nox9U Also of interest - youtu.be/zzy0ncy32Co His brother [??] talks about him - youtu.be/8CmQrdlBrRM

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    • 16/Aug/2018 08:35:37

    In Drogheda during the week at the Fleadh Cheoil I saw a number of young people playing the Uileann Pipes with gusto. Eamonn Ceannt and the late Seamus Ennis would have been so proud!

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    • 16/Aug/2018 08:52:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Very few use the regulators these days. It’s a shame. I have an LP of Leo Rowsome. Mighty playing.

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    John A. Coffey

    • 16/Aug/2018 09:55:44

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] The first LP on the Claddagh label Rí na bPíobairí by Leo Rowsome in 1969.

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    • 16/Aug/2018 11:50:48

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] That's the very one John. To me it's priceless.

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    • 16/Aug/2018 13:09:35

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]] And here it is - youtu.be/PeHM2eYmD20 - what an education for me!

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    John A. Coffey

    • 17/Aug/2018 09:03:24

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia March 2018 was a sad month , the great piper Liam O`Flynn died, Garech Browne founder of Claddagh Records and Finbar Boyle who worked for Claddagh both died.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Aug/2018 10:51:31

    Thanks all. I added those clips to a YouTube playlist this morning, and have had them on something of a loop :) Have been a bit engrossed. But not so distracted as to forget to update the tags and description however :) I've also mapped the image to 69 Lower Camden Street in Dublin - where John Arnall seemed to operate the "Celtic Studio" photographic business.

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    • 18/Aug/2018 07:53:59

    This is the house / brewery Ceannt was defending in the Easter Rising (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89amonn_Ceannt#Easter_Rising ) ... [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/38022435064/]

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    • 18/Aug/2018 16:58:51

    I learned to play the flute when I was in school but alas, a promising musical career was tragically cut short by absolute lack of any talent whatsoever.

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    Dr. Ilia

    • 23/Aug/2018 08:00:07

    Very nice work