Strakonice

International Bagpipe Festival Strakonice 2004 Mar 2005 in Chanter 2005 Spring

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Letters Mar 2005 in Chanter 2005 Spring

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Strakonice, where the Pipes Play Mar 2016 in Chanter 2016 Spring

Despite centuries of proliferation and cultural adaptation, Europe’s bagpiping traditions have seldom been appreciated collectively as a pan- European cultural asset. Nor are they widely seen, and usually only in isolation. I blame the Renaissance. That was when aristocratic patronage began installing a “classical” musical style based on costly, pitch-perfect, fragile and non-portable instruments, courtly ensembles and salon aesthetics. Composed scores and musical theory ousted oral tradition. Drones were dropped and music became a showcase of prosperity.

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25th to 28th August 2016 http://www.dudackyfestival.cz/ You can read articles about Strakonice.

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