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Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Instrument

Bagpipes: A National Collection of a National Instrument


By Hugh Cheape

Publisher        National Museums of Scotland , NMSE Enterprises Limited

ISBN:     ISBN: 978 1 905267 16 3

Pages:            154

Illustrations:  60 color, 36 Black& White


9 ¼ x 7 1/2 inches

This book is for lovers of bagpipes, musicians and musicologists, and social historians. 

A history of one of the world’s great bagpipe collections, the author leaves no note unplayed in exploring the social and musical history of this most remarkable instrument.  He provides detailed descriptions of styles of their manufacture, fittings and decorations (ie., silks and ribbons, bone and ivory), as well as of key figures who impacted on the instrument as it evolved and of the complex and varied harmonic overtones of the music and the package includes a CD presenting the bagpipes. 

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