Drone Magic – International Bagpipe Festival in San Francisco (yes, including Sweden!)

Drone Magic is a unique festival with bagpipe music from around the world. Pipers gather for the ninth time to perform the music and traditions of their heritage. From dark laments to fiery dance music, listen to the piping traditions of Spain, Bulgaria, Scotland, Greece, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, Serbia and more. Bulgarian food and drink will be available for purchase.
April 6, 2014
Croatian American Cultural Center, 60 0nondaga Ave., San Francisco
Admission $15, Children free, Advance tickets- Brown Paper Tickets

2:00 PM Video presentation -David Marker – Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy

3:00 PM Early Concert
– Tesser Call, Spanish “Gaita”
– Cathy Chilcott, Irish “Uilleann pipe” , Spanish “Gaita”
– Donna Denevan, Spanish “Gaita”
– Billie Nerver, Scottish “Small pipe” and “Great Highland pipe”
– Autumn Rhodes, Irish “Uilleann pipe” and more….

4:00 PM Gala Concert
– Vassil Bebelekov and Maria Bebelekova, Bulgarian “Gajda” and voice
– Hector Bezanis, Greek “Gajda”
– Lewis Blevins, Irish “Uilleann pipe”
– Bruce Cochran, Bulgarian “Kaba gajda”, Bulgarian women singers
– Manoli Houlis, Greek “Tsabouna”
– La Banda de Gaita, Spanish “Gaita” pipe-band
– David Marker, Italian “Zampogna”
– Lynne Miller, Scottish “Great Highland Pipe”
– Ferenc Tobak, Croatian “Gajde” and Moldavian Hungarian bagpipes “Sip” and “Csimpoly”,
Lilla Serlegi vocal
– Milan Vasalic, Serbian “Diple” and “Velika Gajde”
– William Wakefield, English “Northumbrian pipe”
– Mark and Jennie Walstrom, Swedish “Säckpipa” and vocal

Master of Ceremonies, David J. Winter