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Amputee Penguin To Get New 3-D Printed Foot And He's Werking His Waddle

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 06.07.2016 | Good News

This little penguin in New Zealand will soon be waddling with some extra oomph. A penguin named Bagpipes had his foot amputated years ago after he wa...

Highlands and Islands: Recent Recordings of Celtic Music

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I've written about current bands performing their own arrangements of songs originally recorded by folklorists on field recordings in 1930s Louisiana. It reminded me that I hadn't mentioned a similar project involving field recordings of a Scottish Gaelic singer from Duluth, Minnesota.

Bagpipe Music Used To Drive Homeless From Bus Station

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.15.2015 | Weird News

An English municipality is playing the ear-piercing sound of bagpipe music in a bus station at night to drive away homeless people from sleeping there...

Watch This Astronaut Play The Bagpipes in Outer Space

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

Bet you never thought you’d hear "Amazing Grace" played with bagpipes in space. NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren played a rendition of the hymn aboard ...

Anti-Gay Street Preacher Gets Shut Down In Scotland... By Bagpipes

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Here's how you shut down a homophobic street preacher, Scottish style: with bagpipes. The preacher's words are difficult to make out as he rants thro...

Iberian Variations: Opening Night at WOMEX (video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 03.09.2015 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

WOMEX always starts off with a gala evening event in which the host country presents a sampling of its musical culture. This year the program was produced by the virtuoso bagpiper Budinho.

Thinking of You, Dad

Lynda Freeman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Lynda Freeman

As Father's Day approaches my thoughts turn to my dad. He passed away more than a decade ago at the age of 89. Dad was born in a village in Poland, the son of poor peasants who made their living peddling household goods.

Living Traces of Wales at Folk Alliance 2014

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.12.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Welsh music is either the poor stepchild of the Celtic world, or its best-kept secret. So I was glad to see a whole contingent of Welsh musicians showcasing and schmoozing at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City.

WATCH: Who Knew Bagpipers Could Rock Out So Hard?

Posted 04.28.2014 | Entertainment

Who knew bagpipers could rock out so hard? In this foot-stomping clip, watch as the cleverly named Red Hot Chilli Pipers -- a popular bagpipe group...

Carlos Nuñez and the Celtic Music of Spain (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 10.05.2012 | Arts
Michal Shapiro


An Open Letter to the Man Playing Bagpipes Outside My Bedroom, Daily, From 9 am

Monica Heisey | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Monica Heisey

The problem is this: you have chosen as your outdoor concert space the area immediately below my bedroom window. Therefore I have been awoken for the past several days by bagpipes, commencing with militaristic regularity at 9:00 am.