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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 0 comments
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Image: Picture of Highland Bagpipes (c) Photographer: Ian Britton
Photo Credit: Picture of Highland Bagpipes,
by Ian Britton. Supplied by under Creative Commons License
July 27th is... National Crème Brûlée Day, National Scotch Day, Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day, Take Your Pants for a Walk Day, Walk on Stilts Day, National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, Barbie-in-a-blender Day, Bagpipe Appreciation Day, Cross Atlantic Communication Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities and coloring pages...

Image: The Book of the Bagpipe, by Hugh Cheape (Author). Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 1, 2000)Bagpipe Appreciation Day
-- This is a day to celebrate and appreciate the storied history of an ancient musical device, the noble Highlands Scottish Bagpipe. Some view bagpipes as obnoxious, migraine inducing tools of destruction; the medieval equivalent of leaf blowers and car horns. But for true, full blooded aficionados the great booming drones and shrill piercing beauty of such a mad device is epic. Source

Read: The Book of the Bagpipe, by Hugh Cheape
-- relates the evolution of the bagpipe from the reeded pipes of ancient civilizations to its present-day position as a Scottish cultural icon, an evocative emblem of Celtic heritage, and a legitimate musical instrument. Delightfully illustrated with photographs, engravings, and color paintings of pipes and pipers through the ages, this book makes an ideal gift for anyone with an interest in Celtic music and history.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Interactive Tartan Weaver: this unique site gives you the chance to design your own Tartan
Listen to Scotland's Great Highland Bagpipes: over 60 tunes
over 7,000 free bagpipe settings: pipers and celtic music fans will find this a useful resource
Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band Bagpipe Learner's Book
Five ESL bagpipes worksheets
DLTK's Crafts for Kids: Scottish Bagpiper Paper Craft
Canon 3D-Papercraft Native Costumes of the World Series - Scotland Highland dress

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