Bagpipes & bellows

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Bagpipes & bellows

These Scottish Lowland bagpipes, with bellows of wood and leather, date from the early 19th century.

The bagpipes have three drones in a single stock, bone and brass mounts, and a black velvet cover over a bag of sheepskin.

Bellows bagpipes, also known as 'caul' wind pipes', are a chamber instrument, quieter than traditional Highland pipes, and easier to play and maintain.

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Online ID: 000-100-103-035-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1947.100
Date: Early 19th century
Material: Bone and brass mounts; bellows of wood and leather; black velvet bag
Dimensions: 33.00" L
What: Bagpipes, bellows
Subject: Musical instruments : bagpipes
Where: Scotland
Description: Scottish Lowland bellows bagpipes with three drones in stock, bone and brass mounts, bellows of wood and leather and black velvet bag: Scottish, early 19th century
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