Scottish arts http://kplu.org en The Highland bagpipe: "voice" of the local Scottish community http://kplu.org/post/highland-bagpipe-voice-local-scottish-community <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-949267.mp3</p><p>Go ahead and joke about the bagpipe: It sounds like a dying cat!</p><p>Just don't joke in front of 15-year-old Alexander Schiele. The Snohomish resident plays in two Northwest Highland pipe bands and commutes twice a week to Vancouver, B.C. just to learn from some of the world's best.<br> Nothing compares to playing the pipes, he says, while rehearsing with the Northwest Junior White Spot United Pipe Band in Shoreline on a recent Sunday night.</p><p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:28:48 +0000 Florangela Davila 670 at http://kplu.org The Highland bagpipe: "voice" of the local Scottish community