Hensold brings smallpiper performance to Jax Library

By Ryne Turke on April 1, 2016 at 1:16pm

The Jacksonville Public Library’s final Music Under the Dome Series performer is set to take the stage on Sunday.

Dick Hensold, a leading Northumbrian smallpiper in North America, spoke with Gary Scott on WLDS’ “AM-Conversation” Monday morning.

A performer for the past 20 years, Hensold has played and taught in England, Scotland, Japan and Canada.

Hensold describes the interesting instrument he will be playing.

“Well it is a quiet bagpipe with the same volume as a violin. It has a big music range that is very versatile and plays different kinds of music. It is a very traditional bagpipe from the very northeastern corner of England,” says Hensold.

Hensold says his program features a variety of unknown instruments.

“In addition to the Northumbrian smallpipes I’m playing seljefoyte, sackpipa and the Welsh pibgorn,” says Hensold.

The show starts at 4 p.m. For more information about the artist, go online to www.dickhensold.com.

Click here for the interview with Hensold.