Eth Bot d'AranBy:
Many of those attending the Blowout in May this year were entranced by the sound of a bagpipe made and played by Pierre Rouch. The bot has a haunting, open sound and is particularly suited to accompanying singing. It proved such a hit that I know several orders were placed with Pierre! Wanting to find out more about this instrument, I am particularly grateful to the maker, Bernat Ménétrier-Marcadal, who has contributed this article and to Pierre Rouch for sharing his personal reflections.