Meet the Fairfield Bagpiper (and Hear Her Aug. 5)

Meet the Fairfield Bagpiper (and Hear Her Aug. 5)
Enquirer | 07.26.17

Karen May, a Fairfield resident, never learned to play the bagpipe in her native Derby, England. It happened after she emigrated with her husband to Cincinnati in 1979, and she joined a Scottish folk dance group.

Joint events with a local bagpipe band piqued her interest.

“I had three children, and they were starting to get to the point where I could something for myself. So I thought, I’m going to take up the bagpipes,” said May, who is now the pipe major for Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums.