Highland-Fidelity: Celtic music and interest in all things piping flourish in Cuba

Published: May 31, 2010
Highland-Fidelity: Celtic music and interest in all things piping flourish in Cuba Published: May 31, 2010

What do Ernest Hemingway, gaitas, bodhrans, McCallum Bagpipes and plenty of mojitos have in common? Top pipers James P. Troy and Ryan MacDonald travel to Havana and discover a fascinating world of musical excitement and interest, and a natural attraction to the Highland pipes. Jamie Troy provides his impressions of the eight-day CeltFest Cuba Festival, while Ryan MacDonald offers up her celebrated, sumptuous photography in an extended collection, as well as a video of the action from one of the musical sessions - exclusively for subscribers to pipes|drums

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