Balkan gaida meets Irish pipes!
3 pipers examine how each pipe works...
Rory Casey, wearing his Holyoke Saint Patrick's Parade hat, plays a tune for us.
Jonathan asked to try Rory's pipes, while I recalled the difficulty of my first-ever Balkan instrument lesson: gaida with Mark Levy in 1973. I lacked the lung capacity and got dizzy trying!
Rory tries the gaida. Later he exclaimed, "I played a goat."
Rory and I with goat-skin instruments.
The tupan (drum) is so much easier for me than the gaida!