Irish bagpipes solo, Columbia A2309. Fitzpatrick was a Leitrim flute player who learned the Highland pipes as a teenager in Scotland, and took up the Irish pipes in America. He was a sucessful buisnessman who built a venue, Celtic Hall, in New York City, and also toured with various vaudeville companies. His simple lively piping, augmented by his intermittent taps and chords on his regulators, is typical of the pipers recorded in America at this time. This old chestnut is also called the Joy of My Life among other titles, recorded as a single tune on this side, possibly for dancers to use.