Sylvia DeTar

MA, Music, French
Sylvia DeTar


My research explores relationships between bagpipe music in Brittany, Québec, and British Columbia. I play highland bagpipes in the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Pipe Band located in British Columbia, which plays music from Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, Australia, New Zealand, the US, and parts of Canada, representing a fair amount of Celtic expression. The SFU Pipe Band’s current and five-time World Pipe Band Championship status has influenced the styles and repertoires of pipe bands around the world. My research examines the separation of repertoires between Brittany and Québec despite sharing French as a language.

Living out loud, Winter, 2010