I came across this strange video tonight. It features a duet with French bagpipes and accordion doing a polka suite. OK, it’s a bit off the beaten path. What’s really strange though, is the video is full of bizarre visual distortion – the background around the players is constantly shifting. I was starting to feel sea-sick watching it.
It would be interesting to explore some of the various bagpipe traditions around the world. For the longest time I thought the only bagpipes were the Scottish Highland pipes, but not so. I bet trying to trace pipe traditions would also teach a lot about world history.