Saturday, May 08, 2004

Ancient Pipes


This link is to an audio file of a recent RTE [Irish Radio] news broadcast. The news story in question concerns a musical instrument found in a recent archaeological dig that appears to be some 4,000 years old. Neither the archaeologist nor the news presenter claim that it is part of a bagpipe, but from the description it sounds to me as though it could be nothing else but drones from some sort of bagpipe.

I don't know how long RTE links stay live, but it isn't forever. You'll need to listen soon.