Peter’s Pondering Pipes #14

Festive days.

Peter's pondering

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Bagpipe parade of the Festival of the Celtic World of Ortigueira 2017.

A feast of bands from Galicia, Bretaña, Asturias, and California (someone thinks it is in Scotland)

1. Escola de gaitas de Ortigueira (Galicia)

2. Banda de gaitas Carballo da Manteiga de Lalín (Galicia)

3. Bagad Krevenn Brest Sant Mark (Bretaña)

4. Banda de gaitas Outeiro Rabade Begonte (Galicia)

5. Banda de gaites Vila de Xixón (Asturias)

6. Banda de gaitas Dambara de Burela (Galicia)

7. Banda de gaitas Asociación Cultural Malante de Malpica (Galicia)

8. The California and district pipe band (Escocia)

I just had to include this performance from the 2014 festival which includes a bit of We Will Rock You played on bagpipes! (at about 3:06). It’s a small part of the performance of the Bagpipe School of Ortigueira in the…

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What’s In A Name

Working on my genealogy this morning, I came across a particularly intriguing name – Digory Corwithin.. Digory Corwithin

There was a Professor Digory Kirke in The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis.

But Digory Corwithin lived centuries before C. S. Lewis. In fact the given name Digory was quite common in the 16th and 17th centuries. “Digory is a boy’s name meaning “the lost one”.

Archeological dig