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TITLE
Highland bagpipes
EXTERNAL ID
AB_ACHILTIBUIE_013
PLACENAME
N/A
DATE OF IMAGE
2006
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Achiltibuie Piping School
SOURCE
Achiltibuie Piping School
ASSET ID
258
KEYWORDS
chanters
blowpipes
piper
pipers
Highland bagpipes

This photograph shows the end of one of the drones of a set of Highland bagpipes. A flat disc of ivory with a hole in the centre conceals the bored cavity of the drone itself. The dimensions of the inner bore and the quality of the wood used affect the tone of the drone.

A set of Highland bagpipes consists of a covered leather bag, into which are inserted a blowpipe, a chanter, a bass drone and two tenor drones. These pipes are made from wood, turned on a lathe. African Blackwood is the wood most commonly used in present-day bagpipe making, as it is considered to be good for both tone and stability. In the past, many different woods were used, and some of the best antique bagpipes are those made from cocus or ebony.

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Highland bagpipes

2000s

chanters; blowpipes; piper; pipers

Achiltibuie Piping School

Bagpipes from Achiltibuie Piping School

This photograph shows the end of one of the drones of a set of Highland bagpipes. A flat disc of ivory with a hole in the centre conceals the bored cavity of the drone itself. The dimensions of the inner bore and the quality of the wood used affect the tone of the drone. <br /> <br /> A set of Highland bagpipes consists of a covered leather bag, into which are inserted a blowpipe, a chanter, a bass drone and two tenor drones. These pipes are made from wood, turned on a lathe. African Blackwood is the wood most commonly used in present-day bagpipe making, as it is considered to be good for both tone and stability. In the past, many different woods were used, and some of the best antique bagpipes are those made from cocus or ebony.