Italy Redux: Italian Pipes (& Fellini)

October 13, 2007 on 6:50 pm by Michael Grey | In Music, Stories, Tips, Video | Comments Off

I found my recent encounter with the pipes of Italy hugely interesting.  Until recently the piping shepherd figure that I’d seen in a lot of Christmas nativity displays was about the beginning and end of my zampogna knowledge.
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Photographs: Italy September 2007

October 5, 2007 on 8:43 am by Michael Grey | In Photographs | Comments Off

Here’s a stream of photos you can click through to get a sense of the fantastic scenery of the Molise region of central Italy and the good fun at the “Big Italian Gathering“. 

The Gathering, staged by the the Bagpipe Italian Group, in connection with the Associazione Piper Italiani in the Tuscan village of Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, is an annual event that includes workshops, a concert and a competition.  All are welcome.      

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La Dolce Bagpipes

October 2, 2007 on 8:43 pm by Michael Grey | In News, Stories | 4 Comments

It may be a freakish 25 degrees in Southern Ontario today but I know summer is well and truly over.  The leaves are turning colour (and filling my backyard awaiting my raking pleasure) and days – sadly – are so much shorter. 
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