aye, but dinna they sound grrrrrrand? (i have irish/scottish heritage, lol)i'm fair daft for a bagpipe. they even had one in my son's marching band this year!
Dragon Knitter, there are a few musical styles that reach me. One of those is the wail of bagpipes. So, I liked the music. I like the kilts. I just didn't get it in terms of Mardi Gras parades.Oddly enough, one of the music styles that I like is that of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Many have heard them perform with Paul Simon on his Graceland album, although I began listening to them in 1988, when I heard their music playing in the Museum of African Art in Washington, DC.
My personal fave non-juxtaposition in terms of Mardi Gras parades was always the Chalmette Strutters. Do they still march, or are they a post-Katrina scarcity? you'd know if you'd seen them - row after row of young Chalmatian girls in full feather headdress with tambourines and white band boots dangling jingle bells.
Elle, I didn't see them or I didn't remember them. Chalmette was hit very hard.
Yeah, my brother's in-laws are (were) there. Well dern. That makes me sad. No more Chalmette Strutters. Big yatty sigh. At least we still have the Bagpipe guys LOL.
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