Irish Warpipe

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Irish Defence Force Pipers on a route march, 1939. A mix of two droned warpipes and three droned highland pipes.

Below are two pages from the 1950's in the Faugh a Ballagh, the Journal of the Royal Irish Fusiliers.

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Above is a photo of Billy Roleston of Northern Ireland. He was a chanter maker. He is shown here with a warpipe set with a keyed Boru chanter. Note that he is wearing a saffron kilt and on the table is a caubeen with a hackle and pipers cap badge.
On the table a regular chanter is seen in the middle of the keyed chanters.
Thanks to Charlie Rutan for permission to use the photo from his family collection.

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St. Bridget's Warpipe Band, Ballinamore Co Leitrim 1934.

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Royal Irish Fusiliers, winter 1936. The piper on the right is seen with a three droned pipe. Quite odd for the Irish Fusiliers.

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Piper Edwards poses with drummer for a 1960's LP cover.

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1950's photo at the Palace used for an album cover.

Below, a few WWII era pictures

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