Chanter for a set of Highland bagpipes

< 1 of 1 > Back

made by William Gunn, Glasgow, c. 1840

Postcard of Chanter for a set of Highland bagpipes.
© National Museums Scotland

Chanter for a set of Highland bagpipes

Highland bagpipe chanter by William Gunn of Glasgow, c.1840, cocus wood, cracked and bound; the sole is missing.

William Gunn (1795 - 1867) was born in Kildonan, Scotland, and learned the trade of weaving. He began playing in the Highland Society's piping competitions, winning the 5th Prize in Edinburgh in 1824, having moved to Glasgow in about 1823.

He set up business as a bagpipe maker about 1834 and, until 1850, he lived and worked at 48 Gallowgate in Glasgow. Latterly (until 1866), he lived and ran his business from 273 George Street. He died on 14 February 1867 aged 72.

Record details

To search on related items, click any linked text below.

Online ID: 000-000-579-772-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0869: The Bagpipe Collection
Project description | View all records in project
Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1999.261
Date: c.1840 (date of manufacture)
Material: Cocus wood
What: Chanter
Who: William Gunn (manufacturer)
Where: Scotland, Glasgow (place of manufacture)
Description: Chanter for a set of Highland bagpipes of cocus wood, cracked and bound.
Related Records:
< 1 of 1 > Back
Powered by Scran