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.Read more »
In the Bag - Anne Marie Summers. Anne Marie Summers started playing professionally with Steve Tyler in 1993 as ‘The Endtimes Duo’ playing mostly folk and Playford tunes on recorder and cittern. This progressed into a bagpipe and hurdy gurdy combo, going by the name Misericordia which specialised in music from the 12th to the 15th Century. The duo, with the addition of with Julian Sutton on melodeon, became The Wendigo which focused on French and Breton music.Read more »
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