Bagpiper Band: What is it about the bagpipe?

By Peter McCurryThe Irish Timesbagpipers band, Bagpipers, has been around since 1874.Its name comes from its trademark, and it was originally called the Bagpipe Players and their leader, James Bagpipe.The Bagpipes were originally a ragtime troupe of pipe players who performed in pubs across the UK, and in London was known as the Bagpoppers.Its popularity […]

Why Did A Bagpipe Sing A Christmas Song At The 2016 Grammy Awards?

The 2018 Grammy Awards saw the arrival of some new music from an obscure New England band.The bagpipe band Bagpiper, who started as a single-person band in 1998, made its debut at the awards with a catchy tune from their 2006 debut, “A Bagpipe in the Rain.”Their latest release, 2017’s “A Christmas Bagpipe,” is a […]