In this edition of The Rolling Wave podcast, piper Louise Mulcahy talks about the history of women Uilleann Pipers.

For a long time it was rare to see a woman playing the instrument and Louise has some great stories about those early women pipers. Thankfully things have changed a lot in the last thirty years and the world of piping includes some fantastic women musicians, including Louise herself. 

A photograph of the 1901 competitors at the Dublin Feis. Anna Barry, then in her teens,
travelled from Cork, and appears in the picture in her white gown. 
(Photograph courtesy of ITMA)

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