Bagpipes from around the world

Posted by on January 31, 2006

I was listening to a Bach orchestral recording (“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”), and my son Johnny said, “I hear bagpipes!”

As a Presbyterian, I guess I’m supposed to know about bagpipes, eh? But I’m not Scottish or anything.

Anyway, I don’t know how Johnny even knows what bagpipes are, much less what they sound like. (There weren’t any in the Bach, by the way.) So I decided to show him some bagpipers on the web. Next he wanted to hear some bagpipe music. I googled “bagpipes audio” and found this:

Radio Gaita, “Bagpipes from around the world”

Check it out! I’ve never heard bagpipes from India before, for example. Just don’t ask me what the lyrics mean.

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