Back in March we had a fantastic weekend of Sardinian Launedas music, Irish piping and English pipes. Roberto Tangianu is a young virtuosic launedas player from Sardinia. He was taught the launedas by his grandfather and has been playing since he was a young boy. Over the weekend he gave various masterclasses and talks about the history and social uses of the launedas. It seems there are many types (he brought a case of them).Read more »
There are plenty of reasons to visit Mallorca in March – the gentle breezes from the Mediterranean, the traditional welcome of Mallorcan people, the arrival of the swallows two months before they arrive in northern Europe. The arrival of bagpipers from around the world was yet another; when the International Bagpipe Conference was held, outside the UK for the first time, in Palma, Mallorca, over the weekend of International Bagpipe Day.Read more »
Dave ran a workshop at the Blowout and he has very kindly provided the music here for those unable to attend. Irish Trot Also known as Butcher Row or A Pibroch. Versions can be found in McFarlane, Walsh, Atkinson, Wynders, William Clarke and Aird’s Airs. Here is a selection of variations. Strain 6 is adapted and 7 is by David Faulkner. Some versions give up to 29 strains (R Cannon).Read more »
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