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  McCallum Bagpipes - Bagpipes, smallpipes, pipe chanters and piping & drumming supplies
McCallum Bagpipes is one of the best known and most advanced bagpipe manufacturers in the world today.
From pipes and drums to full highland regalia, we cater for both the individual and the full pipe band ensemble.
McCallum Bagpipes is proud to present the brand new McCallum Solo Chanter, developed by us alongside Willie McCallum.
www.mccallumbagpipes.com   (190 words)

Kintail bagpipes, based on the 1888 Henderson model, are known as the backbone of pipe bands across the world.
They are a truly beautiful bagpipe, with a hand-rubbed finish, and posess magnificent tone.
He remained active as an instrument maker until his death in the 1920s, when his sons moved the firm back to England, where they continued to make excellent bagpipes until their demise in the 1940s; the name was taken over by Boosey and Hawkes, and pipe manufacture was discontinued.
www.cuillinn.com /bagpipes.html   (523 words)

 McCallum Bagpipes - About Us
That proved to be very successful in a short period of time, selling bagpipes and all pipe band equipment.
They were an instant success so when Kenny came back in 1998 they decided to join forces and develop bagpipes and pipe chanters.
They want to be associated with the best bagpipes and will always try to help customers where possible.
www.mccallumbagpipes.com /aboutus.htm   (443 words)

  Bagpipes of the World
Anna Rynefors and Erik Ask-Upmark's duo Dråm is another recent release that showcases the Swedish bagpipe, along with instruments such as rebec, key fiddle and, surprisingly, a European folk harp.
The marimba-like sound in the introduction is the two-man instrument known in the basque region as txalaparta.
Italy has a small but rich bagpiping tradition, and some of the classic sound of calabria was caputred by Alan Lomax during his 1954 field trip to Italy.
www.rootsworld.com /bagpipes   (1587 words)

  Bagpipes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the modern era the use of bagpipes has become a common tradition for military funerals and memorials in the anglophone world, and they are often used at the funerals of high-ranking civilian public officials as well.
In English-speaking regions, a bagpipe player is known as a "bagpiper" or "piper," and the surname Piper derives from the latter term.
Bagpipes today are probably as popular as they have ever been in history; one Scottish maker produces forty sets of pipes per week for sale worldwide, and while this is high, it is indicative of the state of the market.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bagpipes   (3019 words)

 Swedish bagpipes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The instrument was practically extinct by the middle of the 20th century; the instrument that today is referred to as Swedish bagpipes is a construction based on instruments from the western parts of the district called Dalarna.
During the coming decades a couple of instruments were made, but the thing that made the Swedish bagpipes spread was when Leif Eriksson started to manufacture a model of bagpipes that he himself had developed and the well-known folk fiddler Per Gudmundsson learned to play it.
Eriksson's bagpipes was a compromise between the roughly ten different instruments that could be found at museums, and he also made some slight modifications to make the instruments better suited for playing with other instruments such as the fiddle.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Swedish_bagpipes   (616 words)

Although the bagpipes became popular in Scotland, the country most closely associated with them, in the 15th century, there is no record as to when they were first introduced in Scotland.
In the 17th century bagpipes were endorsed as an acceptable musical instrument for official meetings and events by European courts.
The basic components of bagpipes are the bag, made from lamb or goat skin which supplies air to the chanter, a pipe with fingerholes to produce the melody; and drones, reed pipes exiting the bag, furnished by either a blowpipe or bellows.
provost.shu.edu /charterday/bagpipes.htm   (544 words)

 Bagpipes - Background, History, Raw Materials, Design, The Manufacturing Process, Byproducts/Waste
The sound that a bagpipe produces is continuous as the bag is constantly filled by the piper and rhythmically squeezed to feed air to the chanter and drones.
Although the familiar bagpipe of the parade band is the Scottish Great Highland bagpipe, bagpipes in many different forms are folk instruments in many cultures around the world.
Dust from the wood used to manufacture bagpipes is highly toxic, and the pipe maker must wear a respirator, not a dust mask, to keep from inhaling the wood dust.
www.madehow.com /Volume-6/Bagpipes.html   (3386 words)

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Village musicians may have first used the bagpipes and drums to entertain; the pipes were also played at funerals.
Bagpipes were used by the Scots in battle against the English probably because the English found them to be disturbing and unsettling.
Bagpipes have no volume control; they were designed as an outdoor instrument.
www.worsleyschool.net /socialarts/bagpipes/page.html   (556 words)

 The Bagpipes - Information on the History, Playing and Manufacturing the Scottish Highland Bagpipe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In fact, the earliest recorded reference to bagpipes is on a Hittite slab from Asia Minor which has been dated to 1000 BC while by the 1st century AD, bagpipes existed in many countries from India to Spain and from France to Egypt.
It's also clear that bagpipes were popular throughout the rest of the British isles prior to their documented appearance north of the border.
In whichever country it developed, the basic bagpipe comprised the same elements: a bag with a chanter (on which the melody was played) and one or more drones (pipes which play a continuous note).
www.visitscotland.com /aboutscotland/UniquelyScottish/bagpipes?view=links   (468 words)

 bagpipes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bagpipe is one of the oldest instruments known to man, but it is not originally Scottish, or even British, but was brought across Europe from it origins in the Middle East some four thousand years ago.
Bagpipes have been important in almost every European and Middle Eastern culture, but it is with Scotland that the pipes are inevitably associated.
Different types of bagpipes are still played today in ireland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, and several Arab countries; Scottish pipes are played in virtually every British Commonwealth nation and the United States.
www.highlandnet.com /info/misc/pipes.html   (500 words)

 Instrumentally Speaking ... Bagpipes ... Vienna Online Ezine   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bagpipe is a reed instrument with several pipes (from 2 to 4) whose distinctive feature is a bag which serves as a reservoir for air, furnished either by breath (through a blowpipe with a leather non-return valve) or by bellows strapped to the body.
Although the history of this instrument is obscure, bagpipes were known as early as the 9th century in Europe.
The Scottish Lowland bagpipes, played from 1750 to about 1850, were bellows blown, with three drones in one stock, and had a softer sound.
www.geocities.com /viennaonline/inst/is0401.html   (635 words)

 Northport Pipe Band - History of Bagpipes
The bagpipe is an instrument of great antiquity, an instrument which has its origins in the Middle East and traveled through and evolved in Europe alongside the diffusion of early civilization.
This sculptured bagpipe has been dated to 1,000 B.C. Biblical mention is made of the bagpipe in Genesis and in the third Chapter of Daniel where the "symphonia" in Nebuchadnezzar's band is believed to have been a bagpipe.
The Great Higland Bagpipe, while far from the oldest surviving bagpipe and while originally not at all widespread geographically, is without question the best-known instrument of the bagpipe family.
www.northport-bagpipes.org /bagpipes.htm   (1692 words)

Bagpipes with 1 drone with artificial ivory or boxwood mounts £850/E1360
Bagpipes with 2 drones with artificial ivory or boxwood mounts £1100/E1760
Bagpipes with 3 drones with artificial ivory or boxwood mounts £1550/E2480
www.woodflutes.co.uk /bagpipes.html   (153 words)

 Add The Great Highland Bagpipes to Your Wedding With Winter Taylor of Marietta, GA
Often in current times, having a bagpiper present at a wedding is a way for the bride and/or groom to celebrate, honor and connect with their Celtic roots.
Once you've made the decision that bagpipes are a "must have" part of your wedding, the next step is to determine how and when.
Bagpipes can supply all or some of the music for your wedding, whether your ceremony is held indoors or outdoors.
www.bagpipesbywinter.com /events-weddings.htm   (459 words)

 Bagpipes and Associated Trappings
The chanter is the doohickey that hangs from the bottom of a bagpipe bag; the drones are what stick up out of the top of the bag and over the piper's shoulder.
Bagpipe chanters, from L to R: Short Naill practice chanter (note homemade cork sole), long Naill practice chanter, highland bagpipe chanter (the real thing!), and Techno-Chanter (with headset, bought separately).
Mind you, my bagpipe teacher and I don't "hear ear-to-ear" with respect to drone reeds; that is, he prefers a different reed set, and therefore different tonal qualities.
www.mv.com /ipusers/lsg/Bagpipes/What_Bagpipes.htm   (3030 words)

 Bagpipes: Harp & Bagpipe
Whether you are just beginning with the bagpipe or you are an experienced piper, The Harp & Bagpipe has the right bagpipe for you.
Due to the unprecedented demand for bagpipes this year, we are currently out of Highland Bagpipe cases.
We will be receiving new cases in December, so if you order now you will be able to receive your bagpipe case as soon as they come in.
store.harp-bagpipe.com /bagpipes1.html   (153 words)

 Swedish bagpipes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There are several images of bagpipes and bagpipers in Swedish churches from the 14th century and onwards.
But only one bagpipe model survived the battle with the less demanding fiddles and accordions, to see the 20th century.
In western Dalarna, bagpipes were still common in the 19th century, and the last traditional piper was heard playing the pipes as late as in the 1940's.
user.it.uu.se /~crwth/bagpipes/swedish   (117 words)

 eBay Guides - bagpipes for the beginner
Bagpipes are made in two places Scotland and Little Scotland in Pakistan.
Professional bagpipers usually turn thier noses up at the Pakistan pipes as an insult to the bagpipe industry.
The Scottish bagpipe industry's little secret is that many Scottish firms sell Pakistan pipes as Scottish,in fact the tourist stores in Scotland are loaded with Pakistan products.
reviews.ebay.com /bagpipes-for-the-beginner_W0QQugidZ10000000000129799   (366 words)

 Glengarry: uilleann, scottish bagpipe, highland bagpipe, chanter, bagpipes, irish bagpipe, electronic bagpipe, celtic ...
Our bagpipes are available in a variety of styles and are all well-constructed musical instruments.
Like everything we sell, each Scottish bagpipe and chanter comes with our 30-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee to ensure that you are totally satisfied with your purchase.
Whether you are playing a Great Highland bagpipe, Uilleann bagpipe, or just a practice chanter, you will certainly look more authentic wearing a Glengarry hat.
www.apollosaxes.com /bagpipes1.html   (198 words)

Aaron Todd, a grade 2 piper, is the Official Piper for the House of Gordon, Virginia Division and Pipe Sgt.
Rob Lockwood is a Highland Bagpiper / Scottish Smallpiper in Virginia Beach and is available to play for weddings, memorials, military functions and other special events in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina.
The Dutch annual Bagpipers' Day (Nationale Doedeldag) is the main event in the Netherlands for bagpipe players, enthousiasts and makers, where you can listen to a wild variety of bagpipes from all over Europe, played by an international selection of musicians.
d.webring.com /hub?ring=bagpipes   (396 words)

 Hire A Bagpiper, Bagpipe Music, Bagpipe Band, Scottish Bagpipe, Bagpipes
The standard Scottish bagpipe has one 'chanter' (the reed pipe of a bagpipe with finger holes on which the melody is played) and three 'drones' (the actual pipes), and an air bag.
There are many genres of bagpipe music, including the celtic bagpipe, the Irish bagpipe, and the Scottish bagpipe.
Bagpipe music can be heard at weddings, parades, funeral processions, and grand openings.
www.gigmasters.com /Bagpipes/Bagpipes.asp   (311 words)

Following extensive studies in Scottish fiddle she has returned to playing the bagpipes and now performs with the Knoxville Pipes and Drums.
She has returned to bagpipe competition and is currently competing Grade IV.
If you are interested in bagpipes other than the highland bagpipes, you may be interested in the North Hero Pipers Gathering.
www.betsyhooper.com /id14.html   (151 words)

 Celtic Musical Instruments
Although there are many varieties of the bagpipe (the oldest coming from the Middle East and dating far back into history).
When this society collapsed the bagpipe might have disappeared had not large numbers of Highlanders brought their pipes with them when they were recruited into the British Army.
Yet another believes: The bagpipe made its way to Scotland in about 470 A.D. when Prince Fergus MacErc and the Scots came to Scotland from the north of Ireland.
www.rainbowcrystal.com /music/music3.html   (244 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Instruments: Winds: Bagpipe
Bagpipe FAQ and Resources - Questions and answers for common bagpiping questions for the rec.music.makers.bagpipe newsgroup.
Bagpipe Paintings and Etchings - Featuring bagpipes in art through the centuries with medieval, renaissance and baroque images of the bagpipe in celebration and portraits.
Welsh Bagpipes and the Welsh Pibgorn - Includes histories of bagpipes and hornpipes in Wales, details and pictures of instruments by maker John Tose, notated pipe music, and photos from the Gwyl Bibau Pencader festival.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Instruments/Winds/Bagpipe   (1030 words)

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