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Emmy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Bagpipes Reply with quote

My Goodness Dave
Those bagpipes (the photgraph you sent) looks as though they have used the WHOLE sheep -poor beast- what a 'wind/breath' the person playing that instrument would have needed. They must have had a good set of lungs!!
Whistle Whistle Whistle
Joking apart I love to hear the bagpipes especially good is when the 'lone piper' plays his 'pipes' on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle at the Edinburgh Tattoo during the Festival. (ps I watch it on TV sitting comfortably in my chair with a nice cup of coffee) -could be cold and windy up at the Castle!!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is, Emmy, that the entire sheep is used. These are shepherds who come down from the mountains, in this case Etna, and play in homes around the mountain, especially Catania.

The photo is from Theresa Maggio's web site, where she has sections for her two books, Mattanza and The Stone Boudoir, a sample chapter of the latter, and links to more photographs (some by a professor of Etna) and to the Fishermen's site.

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Note that there is a Java animation on the main page that reflects the town of Favignana in the sea waves. Nice effect. The Comments section does not work, unfortunately.

I like your method of watching events. Nothing like relaxing (with coffee) while taking in culture.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I only watch events on TV as well. I am just not a crowd person and prefer to do things in the comfort of my own home.

Speaking of crowds..need to go spend the day with the husband's family today at the annual picnic. I prayed for rain all week but it didn't work so I guess its still on. Should be fun... mea culpa mea culpa mea culpa

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