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"When Séamus Ennis played, it stood your hair on end"

Colin Harper, The Irish Times, 27 August 2015

"SÉAMUS ENNIS was unique," wrote Ciarán Mac Mathúna, about the singular piper, folklorist and broadcaster on his death in 1982. "Of course, every person in the world is unique but some people are more unique than others… Young musicians worshipped at his feet and followed him in the way medieval students followed their Abelard. And all this he enjoyed because there was no false humility in Séamus Ennis. He knew his own worth."

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