Saturday, 12 October 2013

On eBay

    Been another quiet spell at least for non anonymous piccolos on eBay. This first item I'm pointing out is really a fife although it may have a conical bore. It sold for 343 pounds.

I'm not sure whether the bidders were after the fife or the Georgian flute tutor. Seemed like way too high a price.

The second item is a Hawkes Sonorous Class Eb. It has attracted no bids with a rather high starting price of 300 quid.

Eugene Leddy Ceili Band, 1950s

        I found this photo on another blog. I believe the piccolo player's name is Tommy Curren.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Tommy Makem, 1954

      Found this great photo on Tommy Makem and the Clancy's website. In the photo Tommy is playing piccolo, Jack Makem on pipes, and Peter Makem on fiddle.