Celebrating the uileann pipes

Thu, Apr 24, 2014, 01:15

Deirdre Morrissey’s Irishwoman’s Diary (April 22nd) reminds me of the piper Leo Rowsome, whom I used to take up every week to Na Píobairí Uileann in a VW Beetle. When hoisting the pipes out of the boot in front he used to jest: “It’s a plumber not a teacher I want for these yokes.” Le meas,

UINSIN Ó DONOBHÁIN,

Foxford Road,

Raheny,

Dublin 5