1974 – Learn to play Uilleann Pipes by Eithne and J B Vallely

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      c1974-77

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p [i], title (front cover); p [iii], imprint; p [v], index; p [vi], printer’s details; p 1, photograph; pp 2-4, history of the uilleann pipes; pp 5-8, description of the uilleann pipes; pp 9-38, tunes (39); p 39, etching; pp 40-44, records of piping.

  • Geoff Hore’s Collection.

It in not known when this book was first published but there are two books listed on page 44 and dated 1973.  The 4th edition was reprinted in 1981 and adds that the 3rd edition was reprinted in 1978; the list on page 44 has two new books and one was published in 1977.  Therefore, edition 1 can only have appeared after 1973 and before 1978.  There is no ISBN.

2      c1975-77

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p [i], title (front cover); p [ii], imprint; p [iii], index; p 1, photograph; pp 2-8, history of the uilleann pipes; pp 9-38, tunes (39); p 39, etching; pp 40-44, records of piping.

  • Geoff Hore’s Collection.

This book is undated and although similar in style to edition 1 the fonts used throughout all differ.  It is almost identical to the 4th edition except the latter is dated and reveals the dates of the 3rd and 4th editions.  It is possible this could be the 3rd edition.  There is no ISBN.

In the Addendum to the original Bibliography a version of this book date 1977 was identified.

3      1978

This edition is identified and dated in edition 4 and nothing else is known about it.

4     1981

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p [i], title; p [ii], imprint; p [iii], index; p 1, photograph; pp 2-8, history of the uilleann pipes; pp 9-38, tunes (39); p 39, etching; pp 40-44, records of piping; p [45], printer’s details.

  • Geoff Hore’s Collection.

The contents page states the 3rd edition was printed 1978 and the 4th edition in 1981. There is no ISBN.

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  • Rev 00. (6 April 2015).

© Geoff Hore 2015