The Irish Traditional Music Archive has recently put up a whole sluagh of piccolo recordings from Dan Sullivan's Shamrock Band.
The piccolo is featured prominently on loads of these recordings. I think there were a few piccolo players over the years including Murty Rabbet and Owen Frain.
Some of the playing features a strong vibrato which was popular on piccolo recordings of other styles of music at the time. I read that this strong breath vibrato became popular because early recording techniques could not capture a more subtle vibrato. I don't know about this claim as it was disparaging its further use today by classical players of today.