Inaugural Bagpipe Festival at UNCW

UNCW and Wilmington Scottish Society, January 6, 2022 (Photo: WWAY)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A festival celebrating bagpipes was hosted by UNCW and the Scottish Society of Wilmington on Sunday. The inaugural event was held at UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building.

There were two workshops for beginners and experienced pipers, with the opportunity to learn from guest artist Bill Caudill and vendors.

The event provided an opportunity for those familiar with the bagpipes and those newly initiated to appreciate the history of the instrument in southeastern North Carolina, as many immigrants who came to the area came from ‘Scotland.

“He kind of has that kind of old-world quality. It’s got a lot of moving parts, and there’s a lot to deal with, but once you’re able to get some great sound and really get around the instrument, it’s pretty amazing to attract the people’s attention and remind them of centuries ago. , music, traditions and cultures associated with this instrument,” Daniel Johnson, professor of music at UNCW.

after the workshops, there was a free recital for attendees to enjoy the sounds of the bagpipes in UNCW’s Beckwith Recital Hall, with guest artist and workshop leader Bill Cauldill.

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