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From 1903, enjoy an early bagpipe recording of Paddy on the Turnpike, played by James C. McAuliffe.

Paddy on the Turnpike

Company Edison's National Phonograph Company
Cylinder # 12881
Category Bagpipe solo
Title Paddy on the Turnpike
Performed by James C. McAuliffe
Circa December 1903
Announcement "Bagpipe solo, Paddy on the Turnpike, played by James C. McAuliffe.  Edison record."

James C. McAuliffe, known as the "Famous Irish Piper", was Edison's bagpipe player "of record".   He was a specialist of the Irish uilleann bagpipe, which tended to record better than the Scottish bagpipe.

This recording was part of Edison's foreign series, being listed under "French-Canadian Selections".

See the August 2000 Cylinder of the Month to hear another bagpipe recording by McAuliffe.  

To learn more about McAuliffe, and to see a photograph of him & his uilleann bagpipe, click here.

To hear Paddy on the Turnpike  

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