The Arrival of Phadrig na pib (Paddy the Piper) by Samuel McCloy

Phadrig na Pib, an Irish 'Pied Piper', was a popular variant of the wandering minstrel.


Oil on canvas
71 x 96 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
Pyms Gallery

In this composition he is surrounded by enthusiastic children who wait with their parents at the edge of the village to greet him. Such a picture, with its verdant landscape and well turned-out peasants provided a romantic view of Ireland for a London audience.


Pyms Gallery.

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Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum Market Square, LISBURN County Antrim BT28 1AG 028 9266 3377

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