We have Irish and Scottish ancestry and we live in the US.
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voted e but to be honest, i haven't been to a family funeral in a very long time as my family are already dead to me
The bagpipe was originated in Egypt before being brought to Scotland. Wars, invasions, etc then began to spread their use and acceptance in to many other cultures over time.
Actually, the earliest forms found were from the Persians, of all people. They gradually worked their way westwards. It'd make sense that the Bulgarians got them first. Do they use the same big ones- the Great Highland Pipe- that the Scots do, or is it something smaller?
@NamerOfStars yes that makes more sense than the other guy especially when you consider that bulgaria fell under ottoman empire rule for many years... thanks ;)
And at those times Persia invaded and controlled a large area of Egypt hence, the belief of the start their. However to date there is no actual known origin of the bagpipe.
@Cozzy81 but we can agree it wasn't a scottish or irish invention and given bulgarias proximity to the assumed area of origin we could say with some confidence they were in bg before the north of gb
Agreed for sure.
@Cozzy81 funny thing is i never liked the sound of them here but when i started spending time in bulgaria and heard their version of folk music i saw them as a completely different instrument and actually they can sound quite good
Agreed. I like a lot of Rock and metal groups that have used bagpipes myself.
@Cozzy81 well nearest i got to that is sleaford mods using a cazoo on one track lol... im not a metal fan myself but i have heard bagpipes in industrial music which isn't a million miles away
No but I saw it before wrought my answer. I know that is an irish tradition.
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You can hire a bagpiper. It's generally $150 to $200.
That would be awesome!!! I wonder if i could hire the snake charmer. 😎https://youtu.be/OJi-uKOlLV4
My grandmother's parents were immigrants from Scotland & our family has a tradition of bagpipes at funerals and weddings. I think it is common for people of Scottish and Irish descent. I asked the question because I'm curious if the tradition has also spread to people who aren't of Scottish/Irish descent.
Oh ok, I'm sorry. I think Australians also have a similar tradition