bagpipes - LearnEnglishProfessionals BAGPIPESAUDIOSCRIPT

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LearnEnglish Professionals BAGPIPES AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to this interview with two pipers at a festival. Optional exercise You are going to hear some players talking about the bagpipes. Which of the subjects below do you think they will mention? Then listen and see if you were right. (Answers below) a. the history of the instrument b. how they learned to play c. some playing tips d. famous performers e. playing in public f. how they keep the instrument clean g. their own compositions h. unusual facts about the bagpipes Interviewer – We’re here at the Interceltique Festival in Brittany, France and I’m talking to two as yet little known pipers­ Iria Salgado (IS), from Galicia, and from Ireland, Ronan Doherty (RD). So how did you get started? RD
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