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Gallery Activities and Tours

Musical Instruments Gallery Talk and Demonstration

Local musician Joey Abarta will talk about the construction, history, and playing technique of Ireland’s uilleann bagpipes. Also known as union pipes, this instrument has experienced a great resurgence in recent years. Using two  modern instruments from his own collection, Abarta will demonstrate the wonderful sound of these bagpipes, and the MFA's rare set of nineteenth-century pipes by Michel Egan will be on view for examination.

Sponsored in memory of Judy Stolow on the anniversary of her birthday