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Found on the internet!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:37 pm
by Barry Say
I found the following at http://www.exploreberwick.co.uk/

The origin of these bagpipes, in which the bag is inflated by bellows rather than by blowing, is lost in antiquity. Around in the middle ages, four types are known.

In 18th.Century a Newcastle piper added keys to his chanter increasing the range of the instrument. The pipers to the Duchess of Northumberland kept the tradition alive until the modern upsurge in folk music.

Today adaptation of traditional tunes in an upbeat 'Celtic' style by skilled performers has created a whole new audience, and given the ancient instrument an almost radical image.


I think this could form a Folk-degree finals question by adding the word 'discuss'.

Any thoughts?

Re: Found on the internet!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:06 pm
by OldTomsRant
If you wanted to graduate, you would have no choice but to answer 'Yes' to that statement, and that is the problem.

Chris

Re: Found on the internet!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:32 pm
by Barry Say
I wondered whether a tradition which came from the shepherds coupled with modern rhythms should be called 'baa-rock' :oops: