A couple more questions

Stephen Fischer fischer at cse.unsw.edu.au
Thu Jul 20 22:20:44 PDT 1995

quoth Mark Harris:
| And bagpipes! That's what they were originally used for, no?
| (In period, they were not confined to use by the Scots.)

I recently saw the Fureys in concert.  One of them played the Uillean
pipes and commented (as close as I could tell - his accent was rather
extreme, even for the Irish in our group) that the Scottish bagpipes
is descended from this instrument.  Is this true, possible, or just 
another Irishman telling a tall story?  He certainly told enough of them
during the concert, but this one sounds at least plausible.


Though the night was made for loving,
  And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a-roving
  By the light of the moon.

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