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Sausage skins, bladders and bagpipes

After the pandemic years it was good to be back at Chateau d’Ars for Le Son Continu, and there was a surprise waiting for me on the programme - a talk by Denis le Vraux (who I know from the Instrumentarium in Chartres) on “le son des gogues et des vessies” - literally, the sound of bladders and sausages (or sausage skins). The title is actually a quote from the rambunctious and rumbustious Rabelais, patron writer of French punsters and gourmets alike....