10th Drone Magic International Bagpipe Festival
Drone Magic the Festival of Bagpipes is a unique festival with bagpipe music from around the world and with several pipers performing music and traditions of their own heritage. From dark laments to fiery dance music, listen to the piping traditions of Ireland, Spain, Bulgaria, Northumberland, Scotland, Greece, Moldavia, Hungary, Croatia, Poland and Sweden.
Bagpipe traditions around the winter solstice are very rich cultural heritage. Pipers will play music from the St. Lucia day celebration in Sweden to the New Year customs by the Hungarians live in Moldavia, and more.
The event supported partly by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, Living the Traditions and the Croatian American Cultural Center of San Francisco.
4:00 PM Documentary film debut: Hungarian bagpipers in Moldavia. (40 minute)
5:00 PM Gala concert
Ferenc Tobak, Lilla Serlegi: Bagpipes of the Carpathian basin
Mark Walstrom, Swedish "Sackpipa"
Lynn Miller, Great Highland Pipe of Scotland
Hector Bezanis, Greek "Gaida", Michael Garibaldi drum
Tod Danman, Tim Hill, Autumn Rhodes, Irish Uilleann pipe
William Blakefield, Northumbrian small pipe
Brian Steeger, Marianne Steeger and friends, Gaita Galagea of Spain
Thomas Osentoski, Polish "Koza"