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Mayo’s role in saving the uilleann pipes

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Happy first birthday to Old Mayo. The first article appeared on June 17 last year. This week’s offering, the 52nd article in the series, focuses on Mayo’s role in aiding the survival of the uilleann pipes. This not particularly old but peculiarly Irish suited instrument with its smooth, haunting, sounds has drifted from popularity to a precarious state and back.

Finish off your bank holiday weekend with Moving Hearts

“Unfinished business,” was the reply given by Noel Eccles when asked why Moving Hearts were reforming. “When we last played in Ireland, the UK and at some European festivals in 1987, it was as an instrumental band and we always felt that we hadn’t finished exploring the possibilities of our unique line-up,” he said. Many people in Ireland were happy to see Moving Hearts back together as an instrumental band and duly filled Dublin’s Vicar Street for four successive nights in February 2007.

 

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