Listen Up! “B” is for Bagpipes


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:

37 thoughts on “Listen Up! “B” is for Bagpipes

  1. 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!


  2. 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!


  3. 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!


  4. Scotland’s bagpipes are the best though! πŸ˜€

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


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


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