The Bagpipe Society

Musette: A Passport to Various Worlds?

A question I quite often get asked, particularly by audience members, is ‘what made you take up the musette’? On the one hand, this is quite odd as no-one ever asks me why I took up recorder or violin (both of which I quite often play in the same concert as the musette). But on the other hand, it is a totally understandable question. Why would a classically-trained, performing musicologist take up an extremely niche bagpipe?...