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TITLE
Small pipes
EXTERNAL ID
AB_ACHILTIBUIE_021
PLACENAME
N/A
DATE OF IMAGE
2006
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Achiltibuie Piping School
SOURCE
Achiltibuie Piping School
ASSET ID
263
KEYWORDS
bagpipe
bagpipes
chanters
drone
Small pipes

This is a set of bellows-blown small pipes similar to the Northumbrian Pipes. The bellows are strapped under the arm and used to provide a supply of air to the drones, which are mounted in a common stock. The melody is played on a chanter.

Both the Scottish small pipes and the Northumbrian Pipes probably have their origins in continental Europe, where they were developed in the 17th and 18th centuries for use in chamber music and operatic performances. A similar French instrument is known as the 'musette'.

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Small pipes

2000s

bagpipe; bagpipes; chanters; drone

Achiltibuie Piping School

Bagpipes from Achiltibuie Piping School

This is a set of bellows-blown small pipes similar to the Northumbrian Pipes. The bellows are strapped under the arm and used to provide a supply of air to the drones, which are mounted in a common stock. The melody is played on a chanter.<br /> <br /> Both the Scottish small pipes and the Northumbrian Pipes probably have their origins in continental Europe, where they were developed in the 17th and 18th centuries for use in chamber music and operatic performances. A similar French instrument is known as the 'musette'.