Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dreaming about bagpiping

In the last few weeks we have received news about bagpipe bands visiting Valparaiso. First, a month ago it was the aborted visit by the Banda de gaitas Ciudad de Oviedo (Asturias) and the Bagad de Lann Bihoué (Bretagne) is coming next week. We would like to support such efforts but too often we get news about these visits with little time to be able to help much really. Anyway, we are dreaming again about a future gathering within our Festival FIMIV with several foreign pipebands plus the few locals from Valparaiso (Remembranzas de Galicia y la Colectividad Asturiana de Valparaiso ), Santiago (Lar Gallego, Centro asturiano & Andes Highlanders pipeband), Antofagasta (Eagle high school), Temuco (Derradeiros), and Punta Arenas (Centro Español) in a sort of national gathering at our town.