When you think of bagpipes, you probably think of Scotland, right? Maybe Ireland? Think again.
"They're all over Europe, from India to Ireland, to any country you can think of in between: Bulgaria, Belarus, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Croatia and Turkey — all these countries have local, indigenous bagpipes," says Cassandre Balosso-Bardin, a musicologist from London who also plays Galician bagpipes.
And since March 10 is International Bagpipe Day, she and other pipe enthusiasts are trying to show off that diversity of styles and sounds.