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By Jeff Pack
Staff Writer 

Local 14-year-old fills evening sky with sound of bagpipes to calm nerves


Last updated 5/7/2020 at 3:39pm

Connor Eckert, 14, is a competitive bagpipe player who practices most evenings at his home in Fallbrook, hoping that his neighbors will find peace in hearing the music during the coronavirus pandemic.

Connor Eckert, 14, is just doing for everyone else in his community that which gives him the most joy and peace – playing his bagpipe.

Most evenings, the eighth-grade bagpiper who competes all over Southern California practices his craft, sending tunes into the evening sky.

"He practices his bagpipes every day and hopes that people can hear his music through the hills of Fallbrook and find comfort during this scary time," his mother Cat Eckert said.

"I started playing the bagpipes because my family is from Scotland and my sisters highland danced when they were younger, so I was around...

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