Sunday, April 11, 2010
Learn to play the bagpipes: Update on #13
Canada's Prince Edward Island has the school just for you: The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts. Affiliated with Glasgow's College of piping, this school people come to learn from all around the world. New Zealand pipers, Japanese pipers, Kuwaiti pipers, Singapore pipers, and yes, even Scottish pipers have learned here.
The College of Piping also has classes in Highland and Step Dancing, and Drumming. Prince Edward Island was originally inhabited by the mi'kmaq, and the 2006 census identified 90 people who still speak mi'kmaq. The population identifies itself mainly as Scottish, English, Irish and French (in that order), so the Celtic influence on Prince Edward Island is strong.
Price Edward Island may be just the place to connect with your inner Celt, and learn the pipes. I'll be learning to play sometime soon, so I expect you will be sitting down for a piping session with me.
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