You are here

Olle Gällmo

A whole hour of bagpipe music for this special edition of Bagpipes Galore celebrating World Radio Day 2013.
Here is a selection of some of the finest piping music from around the world with sounds from Bulgaria to Portugal, Southern Italy to Northern England and with a special Iranian jazz fusion piece. Open your ears and welcome back into the unending world of bagpipes!

This episode, we will travel North to where light is scarce in winter and abundant in summer: Sweden. A musician and a saw-mill worker set to revive its small bagpipes in the 80s. These are known as the säckpipa. Sweden has a long history with bagpipes, and the sound of them, sweet and mellow is enough to convince anybody that they are also possible to play indoors. Come and discover the Swedish music of the long winter nights…

Thank you to Stefan Ekedahl and Olle Gällmo for their expertise and help. Thank you also to Jean Pierre Yvert and Per Gudmundsson for their music.