117 – How to Play the Irish Uillean Pipes by Tadgh Crowley

An update by Geoff Hore 2008-2015.  The writing in black font is from A Bibliography of Bagpipe Music. The update comments are in blue font.


1      1936


p 1, foreword and list of subscribers; p 2, introduction; pp 3-22, instructions; pp 23-32, tunes (20).  There is also a separate folded sheet with finger chart.

  • Private Collection.  Paper covers. 11.3 x 8.8″.
  • National Library of Ireland, Dublin. Dated 1936 in the catalogue.

The foreword is signed ‘T. Plunkett, M.B.’ There is no title-page; title on front cover, index inside front cover.

S. O Casaide stated that this book was published ‘towards the end of 1936’. (Letter to G. H. Askew, 1 April 1937).

2      1974


p [i], front cover; p [ii], inside front cover, index; p [iii], title; p [iv], blank; remainder as per I.  Like edition I this edition also has the separate folded finger chart.

  •  The Author’s Collection.

The details on the front cover, particularly the imprint, differ from that above and are shown below. 



  • Rev 00 (11 December 2008)
  • Rev 01 (22 February 2011).  Adds a scanned image of edition 1 title-page. Changes the edition numbering from Roman to Arabic.
  • Rev 02. (5 April 2015).  Format changed for bibliography.altpibroch.com.

    © Geoff Hore 2015