Miscellaneous Pipes


Muse au Sac (Cornemuse du Nord du Hainaut)

A bagpipe from the Border region of France and Belgium. It consists of a chanter with parallel tenor drone and separate bass drone which lies over the shoulder when playing. Mouth blown.

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Piva (Istria)

A primitive double chanter bagpipe

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Shepherds Pipe (Breughal Pipes/Flemish Pipes)

This based upon the instrument shown by Peiter Breugel the Elder (Circa 1525 - 1569) in his painting the Peasant Dance which is of the same type as that described by Michael Praetorius in "Syntagma Musicum". It consists of a chanter and two drones, these latter being tied into the bag so as to be in a near vertical position whilst played. Praetorius mentions that the Shepherds pipe does not have a thumb hole and careful study of the Breugel painting shows this to be the case here also with the thumb of the upper hand being positioned too far down the chanter for their to be one, the note being played in the picture is the fifth. An example survives in the Kundhistoriches Museum, Vienna.

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Swedish Bagpipe

A simple bagpipe consisting of a cylindrically bored chanter with single drone which may be active or a dummy.

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Zaqq

The Maltese bagpipe consisting of two cane chanters with cowhorn bells waxed and lapped into a whole animal skin bag.

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