Galway Museum - Decorated Stone

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Galway Museum – Decorated Stone
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This 3D Model was recorded in the Galway City Museum as part of Galway3D training. The stone shows an Uilleann piper and a dog ? on a decorated stone. One of the many wonderful things on show in the museum

This page was added on 01/12/2015.

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  • The Galway Piper Carving from old Galway City, Depicts Irish Píob Mór, NOT the Uileann Pipes. The Píob Mór are the older original, mouth blown Irish Bagpipes from pre 1200 to today. The equally famous and softer sounding ( indoor) Irish Uileann Pipes are more recent from the 1700’’s,
    Píob Mór ( also known as Irish Marching Bagpipes, Irish Warpipes or Highland Pipes ) were played by Gaelic Irish all throughout Ireland and their settlements in West Scotland. Pipers played a big part in ceremony and war in Ireland. Among many famous Irish families who had pipers are the O’Sullivans and McCarthys in south Munster, the O’Briens in Clare, O’Malleys in Galway and Mayo, O’Neills, McCrimmons and O’Donnells in Ulster. Leinster Old Gaelic families had a strong tradition of Píob Mór and this even continued into the Norman Irish families like the Fitzgerald’s for example. Another famous carving of the two drones Irish Píob Mór/ WarPipe was found in Woodstock County Kildare with an almost identical depiction of the instrument as the Galway piper. The Irish Píob Mór and the Scottish famous Highland are the basically the same instrument with same finger technique and origins in Gaelic Ireland. Famously the McCrimmons also used to teach pipers in Donegal before one of the sons moved to Scotland and became a huge bagpiping influence in their history with the instrument.

    By Seán O’Fiaich (05/05/2021)

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