Listen Up! “B” is for Bagpipes

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I say bagpipes, you think of Scotland, right? Danny Boy (or Londonderry Air). But although it’s mainly Scotland that comes to mind, bagpipes have been played for centuries in other parts of Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa. In southern Italy, it’s called a zampogna. In Hungary, a duda. In Turkey, a tulum. Now have a listen:

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37 Comments

I’ve never seen a flash mob with bagpipes! I tweeted this! So cool. Thanks for sharing and love your theme. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

I didn’t know that about bagpipes. How interesting!

The video was cool. Thanks. Now, I want to play bagpipes.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

What I find very amazing is that I didn’t read that many B blogs today and this is the second one I’ve read about bagpipes! What are the odds?

Stephanie
http://stephie5741.blogspot.com

I’ve always loved the bagpipes, but always associated them with Scotland or Ireland. I was not aware of their broad range. Enjoyed today’s blog!

Bagpipes sure go all around the continent, it seems. Not sure I’m too crazy about the sound, though. šŸ™‚ Okay, maybe once a year or so.

No matter where they’re played, the sound of bagpipes stirs the soul. At least mine it does. Visiting from the A-Z today…good luck with the challenge!

Bagpipes will appear in my A to Z, but not till N! Other parts of the UK have other forms of bagpipes, e.g. Northumbrian pipes.

I think of a trip to the beach a few years ago, where far off in the distance we heard bagpipes and wondered what the occasion was–or, if there WAS an occasion. Great post!

Scotland’s bagpipes are the best though! šŸ˜€

My A-Z is about Scottish Mythology and Folklore, you should stop by šŸ™‚

Whenever I think bagpipes I think of the time we had to sing Amazing Grace and then the bagpipes came in for a wedding. Main problem bagpipes are very loud in a confined space :). I have never seen a bagpipe flashmob before.
Tasha
Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

Always informative! Thanks for broadening my musical perspective. Sadly, my first association is with funerals. Amazing Grace.

Guess I’m one of those who associated them only with Scotland. I learn something new everyday.

Thank you – for me as well.

Bagpipes always sound so cool. I like that they’re making a comeback, but didn’t know they’d been used in other countries! Neat!

Alex Hurst, A Fantasy Author in Kyoto
Out of Print, Fiction authors and their shorts

A-Z Blogging in April Participant

Beautiful and haunting! Bagpipers always have the same effect on me but this one is special.

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