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Bagpipes like you’ve never heard them before

Jennifer Lucy Allan with music recorded at the Late Junction Festival. She also indulges her fondness for bagpipes, including bagpipe jazz, bagpipe drone and Iranian folk.

Jennifer Lucy Allan plays hot-off-the-press live music highlights from the inaugural Late Junction Festival, which began tonight, including a chance to hear a performance from Manchester-based composer Chaines.

Elsewhere, Jennifer also indulges her fondness for bagpipes. Trust her on this…

Is there a more divisive and infamous instrument than the bagpipes? The Scottish Great Highland pipes are renowned for their size, volume, and power, as well as their ability to make certain people run screaming from a room with fingers in their ears. But bagpipes of different shapes, sizes, and specifications have been used in traditional music around the world, for thousands of years. Tonight you’ll hear a full glorious range: bagpipe jazz from Rufus Harley, Iranian folk featuring the ney-anbān bagpipe of Saeid Shanbehzadeh, minimalist multi-bagpipe drone by Julia Wolfe, as well as a rare recording of the Royal Army of Oman Pipe Band.

Produced by Jack Howson.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played


    Mary (Live at The Late Junction Festival 2019)

  • Saeid Shanbehzadeh, Rostam Mirlashari, Naghib Shanbehzadeh & Manu Codjia

    Djane Showki

    • Pour-Afrigha.
    • Buda Musique.
  • Julia Wolfe

    LAD Part 1

    Performer: Matthew Welch.
    • Dark Full Ride.
    • Cantaloupe Music.
  • Steve Reich

    Reed Phase 16

    Performer: Michael J York. Music Arranger: Michael J York.
    • Reed Phase 16.
  • Dale Cornish


    • Temporal.
    • Vanity Publishing.
  • Heather Leigh

    Soft Seasons

    • Throne.
    • EMEGO257.
  • Liberez

    Forget So That You May Be Forgotten

    • Way Through Vulnerability.
    • Alter.
  • Terry Riley & Don Cherry


    • Live Köln 1975.
    • self-release.
  • Rufus Harley


    • Re-Creation Of The Gods.
    • Ankh Records, Inc..
  • Deben Bhattacharya (Recordist)

    Herdesang och gaida

    • Musik Från Bulgarien.
    • Expo Norr ‎.
  • Yoshi Wada

    Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile

    • Lament For The Rise And Fall Of The Elephantine Crocodile.
    • India Navigation.


  • Thu 28 Feb 2019 23:00

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