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Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California

22 May 03 - 05:31 PM (#957891)
Subject: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern Californi
From: PageOfCups

I saw a story in the LA Times today about somebody stealing two sets of uilleann pipes from Gabriel McKeagney in San Juan Capistrano. Happened a week ago. According to the story, McKeagney suspects it was another piper because only the pipes, some CDs and sheet music were taken.

Anybody know more about this? Here's the URL for LA Times story:
click here (Registration required, unfortunately.)


22 May 03 - 05:56 PM (#957908)
Subject: RE: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California
From: Big Mick

Yeah, it is all over the Uilleann Pipes Listserv. One of the chanters was a Rowsomme. I hope they catch the asshole who did this and chop off their...................you know.

Mick


22 May 03 - 05:57 PM (#957909)
Subject: RE: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California
From: GUEST

hand?


22 May 03 - 09:46 PM (#957982)
Subject: RE: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California
From: Padre

Elbow?


23 May 03 - 08:18 AM (#958142)
Subject: RE: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California
From: InOBU

The good news about this, is that there are so few sets around, they are often easy to recover, Here in New York, Mike McQuade had his pipes stolen, and they were found in a paun shop in a few days. Unlike fiddles and flutes etc. they are real easy to spot. Good luck to him. Larry


23 May 03 - 10:47 PM (#958528)
Subject: RE: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California
From: pict

It must feel akin to heart failure seeing a fullset of uillean pipes being stolen like that.If it was another piper I can't imagine what joy they could derive from playing guilty music on a stolen instrument like that,I suppose I just naively believe in things like conscience.


24 May 03 - 06:06 AM (#958594)
Subject: RE: Uilleann pipe theft - Southern California
From: GUEST,eoin o'buadhaigh

DISGUSTING!!!
CANT STAND A THIEF AT THE BEST OF TIMES - BUT TO STEAL SOMEONE'S MUSICAL INSTRUMENT. I AGREE, CHOP OFF THEIR HANDS!