May 14, 2010

Music of the Pipes

My ancestor who immigrated from Ireland to America was said to have been a reed maker. I don't know if I'll ever know what that meant. Did he make bagpipe reeds or did he make reeds for weaving? Either one is possible given his ancestry. In my as yet unpublished novel I went with the bagpipes theory. I think they are fascinating instruments.

Maybe it's bred in the bone,
but the sound of pipes
is a little bit of heaven to some of us.
~Nancy O'Keeefe

Last time I talked about being "Of Ireland." I think this video illustrates that, seeing as the pipes were played in California. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

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