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differences between the regions of Central France, with the Auvergne and Limousin retained the most vibrant folk traditions of the area. As an example of the area's diversity, the bourrée can come in either duple or triple meter; the latter is found in the south of the region, and is usually improvised with bagpipes and hurdy gurdy, while the former is found in the north and includes virtuoso players. In 1655, de la Vergne married François Motier, comte de La Fayette, a widowed nobleman

, who visited and talked with her. This monk Étienne was an envoy of the Dauphin Charles (Charles VII of France), with orders to spy on the movements of Duke Philip III. The Center-France bagpipes (called in French ''cornemuse du centre'' or ''musette du centre'') are of many different types, some mouth blown, some bellows blown; some names for these instruments include ''chevrette'' (which means "little goat," referring to the use of a goatskin for its bag), ''chabrette

'', ''chabretta'', ''chabreta'', ''cabreta'', ''bodega'', and ''boha''. It can be found in the Bourbonnais, Nivernais, and Morvan regions of France. *Musette bressane: found in the Bresse region of eastern France *Cornemuse du Centre (or ''musette du centre''): bagpipes of Central France) are of many different types, some mouth blown. They can be found in the Bourbonnais, Berry (Berry (province)), Nivernais, and Morvan regions of France and in different

Downtown Eastside

after a street in Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada)'s blighted Downtown Eastside. It begins with bagpipes reprising the theme of "The Dead Flag Blues" and backing the shouts of a street preacher (Open-air preaching). The sermon slowly quiets, and is replaced with the movement "The Sad Mafioso...", an edited version of which appeared in the film ''28 Days Later''. The movement also contains


192 Francis, however, viewed Henry as a valuable tool to bargain for England's aid and kept the Tudors under his protection. In recent years, often driven by revivals of native folk music and dance, many types of bagpipes have resurged in popularity, and in many cases instruments that were on the brink of extinction have become extremely popular. In Brittany, the Great Highland Bagpipe and concept of the pipe band were appropriated to create a Breton

interpretation, the bagad. The pipe band idiom has also been adopted and applied to the Spanish (Spanish bagpipes) gaita as well. Additionally, bagpipes have often been used in various films depicting moments from Scottish and Irish history; the film Braveheart and the theatrical show Riverdance have served to make the uilleann pipes more commonly known. The Brythonic languages derive from the British language (British language (Celtic)), spoken throughout Britain south

countries and former British colonies like the United States of America, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brunei, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Pipe bands have also been established in countries with few Scottish or Celtic connections like Thailand, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay and Argentina. There are two bagpipes called ''binioù'' in Brittany: the traditional '''''binioù kozh''''' (''kozh'' means "

Ajax, Ontario

Board and is named for Archbishop Denis T. O'Connor. The school has students in grades 9-12 and offers a wide range of academic and extracurricular activities. Personal life Healy lives in Ajax, Ontario. He has three daughters and has been married to his wife, Susie, since 1990. He is also a musician, playing the bagpipes in several bands around the Toronto area. Healy frequently plays the Warrior's Day Parade on the first Saturday of the Canadian National


melting pot of Madrid and Castile (Castile (historical region)). A down-tempo version of jota is common, as well as other dances as fandango, habas verdes, 5 8 charrada. Bagpipes are still used in northern Leon (León (province)) and Zamora (Zamora (province)). Tabor pipe (in Leon) and ''dulzaina'' (shawm) enjoy rich repertoires. The city of Madrid is known for keeping its own version of chotis music. Salamanca is home to tuna (music) tuna

variety is called a ''bolin-gozo''. The term ''dolçaina'' was introduced into Catalan (Catalan language) in the 14th century from France (the ancient word was "douçaine"). In the region of Aragon, especially in the town of Huesca, the dulzaina is played along with ''gaitas de boto'', regional bagpipes, and sometimes drums. The instrument was first introduce in Spain through Arabic people. ''La dolçaina

Pittsburgh metropolitan area

unicyclists , jugglers (juggling), pipers (bagpipes), polka bands (polka), various church groups, members of the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), local politicians, and the mayor of Canonsburg. Some groups throw candy to the children along the parade route, and others pass out water bottles. Overview Many of the sounds and words found in the speech of Pittsburghers are popularly thought to be unique to the city. This is reflected in the term "Pittsburghese,"


Commission - Life and career Nuñez was born in 1971 in Vigo, Galicia (Galicia (Spain)), Spain. He began playing the bagpipes when he was eight years old. In his early teens, he was invited to play with the Festival Orchestra of the Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Kingdom of Galicia

language thumb right One of the oldest legal charters written in Galician, the constitutional charter of the Bo Burgo (Good Burg) of Castro Caldelas (File:ForoBoBurgo.jpg). Year 1228. left thumb Miniatures from a manuscript of the Cantigas de Santa Maria (File:Cantiga bagpipes 1.jpg) left thumb Sepulchre of the knight Sueiro Gomes de Soutomaior (File:Sueiro Gomes de Souto Maior.JPG). The inscription, in Galician, reads "

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