Bagpipe Maker's Price List

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Edinburgh, 1928

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Bagpipe Maker's Price List

Price List of the Edinburgh bagpipe making firm of David Glen and Sons, 8 Greenside Place, Edinburgh. This demonstrates the variety of choice available when purchasing the Highland bagpipe, both in finish and in size. It also demonstrates the extraordinary achievement of David Glen himself in assembling and publishing pipe music in the late 19th century.

David Glen (1852-1916) was the son of Alexander Glen, Bagpipe Maker and Music Publisher. He succeeded his father in business in 1873 with premises in Greenside Place, Edinburgh, the firm became David Glen and Sons when he was joined by his sons, Alexander and David, and it closed in 1949 and was incorporated into J & R Glen. Between 1876 and 1911 David Glen published a remarkable series of works for the bagpipes including a major piobaireachd collection with historical notes contributed by the Gaelic scholar, Henry Whyte, a substantial Highland bagpipe tutor and a collection of Irish music. His most important and lasting contribution was a major collection of Highland bagpipe music of 1,100 tunes published in 17 parts up to 1900.

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Online ID: 000-000-579-632-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1995.686
Date: 1928 (publication date)
Material: Paper
Who: David Glen and Sons (issuer)
Where: Scotland, Edinburgh, 8 Greenside Place (company's address)
Description: Bagpipe Maker's Price List.
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