Local experts break down Scottish and Irish bagpipes
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Michael Trenor heard the Great Highland bagpipe at the Park of Roses and, at age 5, fell in love. “I thought it was the coolest thing in the world,” says Trenor, who’s been piping for 33 years and teaches about 25 students in his Grandview home. If you’d like to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a rousing Celtic tune, you can learn to play Scotland’s Highland pipes or Ireland’s native uilleann pipes without leaving town. Before you schedule a lesson, local pros share insight on each type.