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TITLE
French bagpipes
EXTERNAL ID
AB_ACHILTIBUIE_010
PLACENAME
N/A
DATE OF IMAGE
2006
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Achiltibuie Piping School
SOURCE
Achiltibuie Piping School
ASSET ID
255
KEYWORDS
bagpipe
drones
chanters
French bagpipes

French bagpipes are numerous and varied, ranging from the small Breton 'biniou' to the more classical 'cornemuse' of central France. Some are mouth blown and some bellows blown. A common feature of many French bagpipes is the positioning of the tenor drone in the same stock as the chanter rather than alongside the bass drone. The bag of a set of French pipes is often made of goatskin and this is reflected in instrument names such as 'chevrette'.

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French bagpipes

2000s

bagpipe; drones; chanters

Achiltibuie Piping School

Bagpipes from Achiltibuie Piping School

French bagpipes are numerous and varied, ranging from the small Breton 'biniou' to the more classical 'cornemuse' of central France. Some are mouth blown and some bellows blown. A common feature of many French bagpipes is the positioning of the tenor drone in the same stock as the chanter rather than alongside the bass drone. The bag of a set of French pipes is often made of goatskin and this is reflected in instrument names such as 'chevrette'.