The Life and the Times of: The Pipes

The Life and the Times of: The Pipes

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Details

Location

Botanic Gardens

Year

1992

Date

Transmission 01/07/1992

Length

10min 35sec

Audio

sound

Format

Betacam

colour

Source

Digitised as part of the UTV Archive Partnership Project (ITV, Northern Ireland Screen and PRONI)

Courtesy

Belfast Film Workshop, Department for Communities, ITV, Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

Rights Holder

Belfast Film Workshop, ITV

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Description

This episode explores the people who make, play and listen to the pipes in Belfast.

The public are asked, "what do you think of traditional music?" and we hear various responses. Tom Clarke, a musician, then chats about the development of the pipes, first as a war instrument and then its evolution to the uilleann pipes, to meet the demands of Irish dancing. 

Archive footage from 1975 of Robbie Hughs, a pipe maker, explains the process of making the instrument and the various disciplines around it. Clarke, discusses how in the 1970s a group of pipers came together with the purpose of creating a resurgence in popularity of the pipes. This was achieved as can be seen in the recent uses of the uilleann popes in jazz, modern art and rock music. 

Concluding the programme are two pipers, playing on a bench outside the Botanical Gardens in Belfast. 

 

Credits

A Belfast Film Workshop Production. 

Produced in association with UTV, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Community Relations Council. 


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