This musician was photographed while attending the French Quarter Music Festival in New Orleans Louisiana. The dragon is a 2nd image of mine that I added as part of my compositography.
Dragons know no borders and are a part of many countries and continents folklore. Scottish legends, mythology and creatures were influenced by many factors but chief among these were the Irish storytellers whose own history was replete with stories of heroes and monsters. Dragons of the island known as Scotland were more likely to be sea serpents and did not fly or breathe fire.
Pipers and bagpipes were not bound by borders either. Originally thought to have originated in Egypt, they are known to have existed in the Middle East. The Roman Emperor Nero is even seen on some ancient coins. The 13th century finds them featured in Spanish artwork. Pipes make their 1st appearance in Scotland around the year 1400.
From then on Scots made them their own, Ireland and Britain for sure also made use of them but it was the Scottish Highlanders who made them famous as a musical instrument of war that was meant to inspire their warriors and drive fear into the hearts of their enemies and perhaps even dragons.
More of my art and specifically my composite photography can be seen in my galleries here in FAA / Pixels and https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/1-jim-cook?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=835132
April 22nd, 2020
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