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A family of ancient instruments still in use today that is made of a sack or bellows which holds air, several pipes, and a double-reeded, fingered pipe called a "chanter". The unfingered pipes are called drones and produce pedal tones. The bagpipe makes a constant, unbroken sound as the air stored in the sack is constantly being supplied to the pipes. The most famous bagpipes are those of Scotland and Ireland.


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See Also

[French] cornemuse (f)
[French] biniou (m)
[German] Sackpfeife (f)
[German] Dudelsack (m)
[Italian] cornamusa (f)
[Italian] piva (f)
[Italian] zampogna (f)
[Spanish] gaita (f)


Last Updated: 2016-05-14 00:58:41