AK: First of all, I would like to ask somewhat philosophical questions …. For me as a British resident living in France, it’s surprising to find traditional music in conservatoires, to see a classical pianist rub shoulders with the jazz saxophonist and the traditional accordion player in the corridors (and without snubbing them!). When did the teaching of ‘other’ music start in France? Has that changed traditional music a lot - more young people starting to play this music, a more homogeneous or more skilful style of play, maybe there is more economic support for bagpipe players / manufacturers?Read more »
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