Virtuouso Baltic blowers pipe up and get down

  • 2003-12-11
  • By Philip Birzulis
RIGA - Bagpipes are the sort of instrument you either love or hate. Having a Scottish neighbor who insists on giving his lungs a Sunday morning work-out could either drive you up the wall, or closer to it. However, few people may be aware that the instrument has a long history in the Baltics - and has disturbed the local peace on more than a few occasions.Played for centuries across Europe in a variety of regional styles, the differences of opinion about the bagpipes are reflected in the fact that in old religious paintings both angels and demons are depicted blowing them. The first writt...
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