Montbel, Eric

International Bagpipe Day 2015 Jun 2015 in Chanter 2015 Summer

When Andy Letcher came up to me at the end of the Blowout in 2011, telling me about his idea of International Bagpipe Day, neither of us had any idea how successful it would become. It seems that the bagpipe world was thirsty as it is veritably drinking up the international connections that are forged every 10th March since 2012. This year far exceeded previous episodes as over a dozen countries celebrated the day with events all over the world including Belarus (Minsk), the USA (Texas, Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco), Canada (Thunder Bay), Germany (a Swedish/German concert in Berlin), Greece (Athens and Santorini), Hungary (Budapest) and Iran.

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Eric Montbel Interview Sep 2000 in Chanter 2000 Autumn

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Review: L'Art de la Cornemuse by Eric Montbel Mar 1986 in Chanter 1986 Spring

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25 Years of Blowout Saturdays Mar 2017 in Chanter 2017 Spring

This year marks the 25th Blowout. The Bagpipe Society began in order to support the re-emergence of English piping in the ‘80s. To me, the Saturday night Blowout concert reflects what is best about the state of piping in any one year. And then the bal afterwards shows how we keep up the quality and let our hair down at the same time. Last year, as I emerged from yet another incredible Saturday night concert, it struck me that these concerts demonstrate the maturity of the Bagpipe Society and its willingness to experiment.

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