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Gamelan Plus (Special Podcast)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

WNYC
Listen to works that include gamelan, but take a more western approach, including music by Barbara Benary/Gamelan Son of Lion and composer/sax player and bagpiper Matthew Welch.

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New Sounds

Cultural Collisions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Hear cross-cultural music, including piano music based on traditional Indian raga scales, a Persian bagpiper and Syrian sax player, Ethiopian music from the Netherlands, and more.

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New Sounds

Bagpipes & Metal for St. Patrick's Day

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WNYC
The staff of one revolts by taking over and playing nothing but folk metal, heavy on the bagpipes from the world over, while John Schaefer was away in Ireland.
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New Sounds

Gamelan Plus

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Listen to works that include gamelan, but take a more western approach, including music by Barbara Benary/Gamelan Son of Lion and composer/sax player and bagpiper Matthew Welch.

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PRI's The World

Why a small city in Pakistan supplies the world with Scottish bagpipes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Whatever the outcome of the referendum in Scotland, one aspect of traditional Scottish culture will continue to have a surprisingly close link to a far off part of the world. Outside of Scotland, the world’s largest manufacturer of traditional bagpipes is Pakistan.

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WQXR Blog

U.S. Border Patrol Seizes Priceless Bagpipes

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will review its rules about ivory imports after two New Hampshire teenagers' bagpipes were seized at the Canadian border.

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PRI's The World

Be careful the next time you leave the country with your bagpipes

Friday, August 08, 2014

18-year-old Campbell Webster had his bagpipes seized while crossing the US-Canada border, just days before he was due to fly to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships. That's because the pipes are made out of ivory, and new rules about the ivory trade are tripping up musicians like him.

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New Sounds

Cultural Collisions

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

For this New Sounds, listen to some cross-cultural things, including piano music based on traditional Indian raga scales, music from a Persian bagpiper and Syrian sax player, Ethiopian music from the Netherlands, and more.  Saeid Shanbehzadeh from Iran plays the neyanban (Persian bagpipe) and saxophone player Basel Rajoub from Syria come together in a collaboration recorded in Lisbon, Portugal.  Also, hear music from Rajoub and his trio, which includes percussion and the traditional Persian zither, the qanun, along with a track from the duo of French guitarist Kevin Seddiki and Persian percussionist Bijan Chemirani. 

See Saeid Shanbehzadeh & Basel Rajoub, at 8PM Saturday night, Dec. 7th, 2013, at the Asia Society as part of "New Sounds from Iran - Sound: The Encounter, New Music from Iran and Syria." Read more. 

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Soundcheck

Cristina Pato: Galician-Tinged Bagpipes, In The Studio

Monday, June 17, 2013

Hear Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato play in the Soundcheck studio.

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New Sounds

New Music For Bagpipes

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling, from some pretty weird places.  Prepare to be overwhelmed with new music for for one – or more bagpipes on this New Sounds. Listen to strange and unusual mixtures of bagpipes with jew’s harp and balafon or with Brazilian carnival percussion on David Watson's release "Skirl."

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New Sounds

New Music For Bagpipes

Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling, from some pretty weird places.  Prepare to be overwhelmed with new music for for one – or more bagpipes on this New Sounds.

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New Sounds

New Music For Bagpipes

Friday, July 02, 2010

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling, from some pretty weird places.  Prepare to be overwhelmed with new music for for one – or more bagpipes on this New Sounds.

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