The Anatomy of a Piper


I first came to Blowout four years ago, invited by Vanessa to work as a galley slave. My only experience of bagpipes was a uillean play at my local musos’ session and a 75yr old who played out of tune great pipes in a local park most mornings. So to see and hear so many different breeds of pipe was a joyous revelation. And the people – so very friendly, who just wanted to share their passion.

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