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Musician appeals for return of his stolen tin whistles and fiddle

The Clare student’s bag was taken from Cow’s Lane last Sunday.
Jun 20th 2014, 3:05 PM 12,214 22

A COUNTY CLARE musician has appealed for the return of his prized instruments after they were stolen in Dublin last weekend.

Brian Corry was with a friend on Cow’s Lane in the city centre on Sunday afternoon when his bag was taken.

As well as his phone, cash and keys, the bag contained up to 20 tin whistles and a fiddle.

The whistles are from three different makers – Colin Goldie, Syn and Susato – and vary in value.

PastedImage-43861 A Colin Goldie whistle.

“It’s not just the monetary value of them though,” the 23-year-old told “They’d be very valuable to me personally. I’ve been playing music since I was five years old and some of the instruments are specialised and rare.”

Corry has asked people to keep an eye out for the stolen goods on any websites that sell second-hand equipment, as well as cash exchange shops and antique stores. Meanwhile, Gardaí are also looking at CCTV from the area.

Originally from the village of Feakle, a traditional music hotspot, Corry moved to Dublin to study Business and Media in UCD. He plays with a folk band called the Jeremiahs, who perform internationally. He’s been part of successful tours throughout Scandinavia, Scotland, Belgium and India. However, you can also catch him playing in Donoghues on Baggot Street.

Source: The Jeremiahs/YouTube

If anyone has any information, please contact your local garda station.

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