Articles by: Bornauw, Birgit

The Amazing Airbags Jan 0001 in Chanter 2020 Winter

Images to follow The Amazing Airbags, an orchestra of children aged 9 -14, is a project of bagpiper Birgit Bornauw, Master in Bagpipes at the Lemmensinstituut, Leuven, Belgium, allied with the Academies of Ghent and Ypres. She also teaches in workshops throughout Europe. Here is their story. Bagpiping is not really traditional in Belgium and it’s impossible to compare it to Scotland or Galicia for example. Today we are playing bagpipes due to the musicians who started to rebuild traditional instruments - which had been completely lost - during the Folkrevival in the ’60 and ’70.

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