Firefighters To Learn Bagpipes

Firefighters Society To Host Saturday Fundraiser

Posted: May 2, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Tonight is their first bagpipe lesson, but the invitations to play events started last year.

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The third annual Natural F.O.O.L.S. Crawfish Boil will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Bentley’s, 911 S.E. 28th St., Bentonville. Tickets are $30 at the door. Advance tickets are $25 and are available at or by calling 479-871-5272.

Source: Staff Report

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'The Pipes'

Bagpipes are a class of musical instruments known as aerophones, using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in a bag. Though the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and Irish uillean pipes have the greatest international visibility, bagpipes have been played for centuries throughout large parts of Europe, the Caucasus, around the Persian Gulf and in Northern Africa. The term "bagpipe" is equally correct in the singular or plural, although in the English language, pipers most commonly talk of "the pipes" or "a set of pipes."

Source: The Book of the Bagpipe, Hugh Cheape

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