ONLY ON 3: CFCC bagpipe class fine tunes ancient art


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Submitted: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:20pm
Updated: Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:27pm
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BURGAW, NC (WWAY) — At Cape Fear Community College’s Burgaw campus, you can learn all about Scottish heritage by trying it’s signature instrument: the bagpipes.

You hear them at funerals and weddings, but getting that sound just right takes years. You start on the practice chanter, and once you learn tunes and memorize them, then you can move up to the whole instrument.

Instructors say it’s difficult but worth it when you finally are able to play well.

“Oh, it’s very spiritual,” instructor Ann Thur said. “Very, because it’s you and the pipes and the music, and it’s swirling all around you, because it’s coming out of the drones and the chanter, and you just feel it.”

Classes are on Monday nights right now. If you’d like to take bagpipe lessons, contact Cape Fear Community College.

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5 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: CFCC bagpipe class fine tunes ancient art"


JOHN
2015 years 8 months ago

IN THIS ECONOMY WE ARE SPENDING TAX DOLLARS A FROM ALL LEVELS TO HOLD A CLASS TO LEARN BAGPIPES!!!! CULTURAL AND PERSONAL DESIRES ARE FINE. DO NOT USE TAX DOLLARS FOR THIS, SPONSOR A JOB SKILLS CLASS FOR THE UN AND UNDER EMPLOYED. I DO NOT ALOT OF JOB LISTING FOR A MASTER PIPESPLAYER. IT WAS A FEEL GOOD STORY THOUGH!!

taxpayer
2015 years 8 months ago

Yet you have no problem with middle school teachers instructing students the basics of proper condom use by showing them how to put a condom on a banana?

Yes, that does take place.

May1piper
2015 years 8 months ago

This bagpipe class pays for itself through tuition paid by the students. You need to lighten up and enjoy life more.

SayWha?
2015 years 8 months ago

That makes less sense than the story about the dumb blonde who was fired from the banana plantation because she kept throwing out the bent ones.

:-)

Glen
2015 years 8 months ago

Instead of blinding making judgments, do a little research. You won’t look quite so foolish. If you want a class on Adult Basic Education (ABE) they offer that too.

The link is for the Spring session but they do classes on a regular basis.
http://www2.cfcc.edu/ce/files/2013/12/2014_ConEdfinal_low_rez.pdf