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The Early History of Piping in Ireland

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'Piping in Ireland' is a joint Project instigated by Wilbert Garvin which involved Na Píobaíri Uilleann and the Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association (N.I.Branch) under the auspices of Cooperation Ireland. The Steering Committee consisted of - John Crozier (RSPBA), Wilbert Garvin (NPU), Patricia Logan (NPU) and Fred Walker (RSPBA). The Project Manager was George Ussher. The Project involved:
  1. an educational programme, organised by Tom Clarke,  whereby 80 schools were visited by a group of musicians;
  2. four concerts celebrating the two traditions of piping in Ireland, and from which a video and CD have been compiled
  3. research into the early history of Piping in Ireland by Seán Donnelly, and a booklet of the findings published.