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In 1908 James Ennis, Séamus's father, bought a bag of small pieces of Uilleann pipes in a London pawn shop. They were made in the early nineteenth century by Coyne of Thomas Street in Dublin. James worked as a civil servant in Naul, Co Dublin. In 1912 he came first at the Oireachtas competition for warpipes, second at Uilleann pipes. He was also a prize-winning dancer. He married Mary McCabe in 1916. They had six children, including Séamus, who was… read more

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    Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaoibh!
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    what a guy
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    BBC programme about Ennis' time at the BBC "...Field recordings in Cork, Kerry, Donegal and Galway were made by singer, storyteller, piper and broadcaster Seamus Ennis along with Brian George and his colleague Maurice Brown, a features producer from the BBC. " ~~~
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    He came from the village next to where I grew up in Ireland... Cool looking bloke too. I only ever saw pictures of him when he was very old.
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    god of the Uilleann pipes
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    The Bucks *of* Oranmore!

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