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The Donegal Piper

The Donegal Piper

Neil A. Duddy was born to Irish parents in Scotland and emigrated to the United States when he was twenty-five years old. He settled in New York City and became the leading bagpiper there in the 1950s and 1960s. In The Donegal Piper, Duddy plays Irish bagpipe tunes, intended to inspire “the emotions of an old Scot on his return to his native land...after an absence of many years.”

The liner notes give detailed information on the history and musical characteristics of the bagpipes.

See also the second volume of Duddy’s playing, released in 1964.

Track Listing

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Irish on the March: Garryowen - Donegal - Larry O'Gaffe Neil A. Duddy 3:59
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102
Medley: Dark Rosaleen - Easter Week 1916 - Rising of the Moon - Let Erin Remember Neil A. Duddy 3:47
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103
Old Irish Airs: Men of the West - The Dawning of the Day - King Brian Boru Neil A. Duddy 4:05
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104
Medley: The Blackbird - Hills and Dales of Cork Neil A. Duddy 4:00
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105
Medley: Asche's Irish Polka - Drops of Brandy Neil A. Duddy 2:44
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106
Love Songs: Beside the Anner - Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms Neil A. Duddy 3:12
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201
Quicksteps: Clare's Dragoons - The White Cockade - Rakes of Mallow Neil A. Duddy 4:00
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202
Jigs: Kelly's Rambles - Father O'Flynn - Nora Creanan Neil A. Duddy 3:01
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203
Harvest Home Hornpipe Neil A. Duddy 1:44
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204
Medley: Paddy McGinty's Goat - Phil the Fluter's Ball Neil A. Duddy 2:59
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205
Old Scotland: Comin' through the Rye - Will Ye No Come Back Again Neil A. Duddy 3:08
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206
Americana: Old Rustic Bridge - Swanee River - Little Toe Neil A. Duddy 4:16

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