Through the bagpipe we can discover people, customs as well as the attitudes and outlooks of the people who play them. This, I think, is wonderfully exemplified by Yannis Pantazis and his approach to both playing and making the tsabouna. I cannot think of any other performer who could quote excerpts from Homer as a prelude to his music and yet make it feel so naturally part of the whole performance. So, it is with great pleasure that I am able to feature Yannis in this edition.
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The Bagpipe Society was formed in 1986 to bring together players, makers, researchers and people who love the bagpipes.
The Society publishes its journal Chanter quarterly. Articles are written by members and cover the history of bagpipes and their music, tips for makers, playing techniques, as well as album, instrument and gig reviews.