The Other Bagpipes: Exotic and Lesser-Known Piping Traditions of the World
- EVT 548
- May 3
- 7:30 pm (Doors 7:00 pm)
- Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education
No Registration Required
This program aims to introduce listeners to the bagpipes of many cultures, along with a bit of the folklore associated with this powerful, beguiling, almost shamanic instrument. The piping traditions of Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Estonia, Sweden, Iran, and Tunisia will be represented. The pipes of these countries range from grand in size to petite, and in sound volume and timbre from strident to suave. The pipes themselves are marvelous cultural icons to look at—each unique, and each chosen to represent a particular type or family of instruments.
Kevin Carr, Traditional Musician Kevin Carr has performed music of traditional cultures for more than forty years. He currently performs as a member of Wake the Dead, a Celtic/Grateful Dead jam band; with Hillbillies from Mars, an eclectic dance band; with Ospa, playing Basque traditional music; and with his family band. He also performs as a storyteller and has released several recordings of his storytelling.
Brian Rice, Percussionist Brian Rice is a performer, educator, and recording artist adept at numerous musical styles ranging from classical and jazz, to Latin, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian, to contemporary and experimental music. He performs with Cascada de Flores, Mike Marshall & Choro Famoso, Wake the Dead, The Berkeley Choro Ensemble, Samba Rio, and Potaje, among others.
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