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Moscow Ensemble of pipers - Russian exotica on Scottish manners

August 11 2005

Perhaps, the people's musical instruments world is not such that would compare with bagpipes in popularity. Immediately remembered a very loud, distinctive appearance and colorful native Scottish culture. Now the bagpipe is a symbol of Scotland in the world. More and more people are interested in this musical instrument, and through it the history and culture of Scotland.

So did the Slavic group "Indrik-beast" . The founders of the group were not limited to the execution of Russian folk music, they went on - feel about the root Scottish music and color, founded the Moscow Ensemble of pipers, which contains both bagpipes and marching drums.

"We also have a child project. Stand well in the first Moscow bagpipe band, where are promoting non-commercial purposes alien to the Russian people of Scottish culture and make it almost for free "- told me of Michael Yudin .

Performance of musicians in kilts with bagpipes and a fiery accompaniment of Scottish dances created a furore at the festival Ethnolife. Scots remember everything. Yes, I myself first heard When the pipes play (unofficial anthem of Scotland) at 6 am in the camp, when the musicians went to rehearse utrechka, and I tried to sleep after a hectic riotous night. A pleasant surprise was that the pipers - my neighbors, and our tents were standing side by side. And held our meeting in the evening I was able to admire them in full dress - they gave a concert on stage megashatra Ethnolife. My questions answered one of the founders of the ensemble of pipers drummer Michael Yudin.

- How the band? How did it start?

- I woke up once in a working afternoon in the year 2000 from the phone call. And call me Artem Vorobiev and says: "Mishan, the idea was born to play a Slavic folk, and the team almost picked up. Except you no one want to work harder on drums. I invite you to the first rehearsal, because, you know, the best drummer I can not find. "

- Why did you decide to do it is Scottish music?

- Doing research that showed that the number of convolutions of Ukrainians and Scots is the same, so we decided that the lads Garnier, and we have good at playing drums and bagpipes. (Jokes).

- Have any of you have had in Scotland?

- Not yet, but here's our piper is going on recently. Will be there to raise your level and at the same time our PR. Hopefully, after a trip to triple our fees. (Laughs).

- Who sews costumes for you or you them from overseas Bring?

- Costumes us to provide exclusive master. A huge thank you to them for that. Sewed them for us, almost free, almost for the idea.In fact, the Scottish kilt - just not a cheap pleasure - about a hundred pounds, plus golfiki, shoes, pilotochka (Glengarry), and things like that. In the team seven people, and clothing needed to ensure each one. At that time, the finances were a problem.

- Statement by the ensemble pipers - main job or all the same passion?

- For all differently. Although, of course, comes somewhere else to look for jobs. Someone, for example, manages just a few bands play.

- How often do you give concerts?

- Acts not as often as we wish. We have neither the producer nor the PR. At this point, even the audience imagine the difficulty. On the Wings has recently acted, people really even started, all interested. Metal and then came backstage.

- Where can you see and hear?

- On major festivals such as Music Fest, EthnoLife, «empty hills,

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