Happy St Patrick’s Day!
It was so exciting to have the Father of three of our students at our Primary location play the bagpipe for us all!
This is the second year in a row that he shows our Montessori House students these unique wind instruments on St Patrick’s Day. Though the Scottish Highland bagpipes are the best known, bagpipes have been played for a long time throughout large parts of Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia.
Our students got to learn a little bit about the anatomy of the bagpipes (very similar to a clarinete!), and how to practice at home without making the neighbors hate you 🙂 It’s VERY loud otherwise!
They saw different kinds -because yes, there’s more than one! Some of them had a “hairy body” (Romanian bagpipe, made from a goat) while others had a smoother surface, such as the Highland bagpipe.
What a great experience! Thank you so much!