I wish I could have been there to hear. Via NPR, we hear that a new world record has been set–the greatest number of bagpipers to play together at once. More, after the jump:
The show was held at the National Palace of Culture–it is a beautiful theatre; I saw a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream there, in Russian, with a staging unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Anyway, if I’ve done this right, the video should start just before the curtain opens…
The first song they play is one that was included on NASA’s golden record sent into space with Voyager. I just love the audience reaction when they hear Delyu Haidutin begin.
I can’t tell from the video whether the most famous of Sofia’s pipers was there; he often plays in the park (I’ve written about him before), and beautifully, but this show was clearly not about individuals.
I can’t imagine Scotland will allow this to stand for long.