Phadrig na Pib, an Irish 'Pied Piper', was a popular variant of the wandering minstrel.
The Arrival of Phadrig na pib (Paddy the Piper) by Samuel McCloy, 1873
© Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum
- 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.
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