Monday, 19 March 2012

How dose Bagpipes works ?

Bagpipes are a class of musical instrument, aerophones, using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag. Though the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and Irish uilleann pipes have the greatest international visibility, bagpipes have been for centuries played throughout large parts of Europe, the Caucasus, around the Persian Gulf and in Northern Africa. The term "bagpipe" is equally correct in the singular or plural, although in the English language, pipers most commonly talk of "the pipes", "a set of pipes" or "a stand of pipes".
Bagpipe making was once a craft that produced instruments in many distinctive local traditional styles. Today, the world's biggest producer of the instrument is Pakistan, where the industry was worth $6.8 million in 2010.
A set of bagpipes minimally consists of an air supply, a bag, a chanter, and usually a drone. Most bagpipes also have additional drones (and sometimes chanters) in various combinations, held in place in stocks—connectors that fasten the various pipes to the bag.
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How dose Bagpipes works ?

Air supply.
The most common method of supplying air to the bag is by blowing into a blowpipe, or blowstick. In some pipes the player must cover the tip of the blowpipe with his tongue while inhaling, but modern blowpipes have a non-return valve that eliminates this need.An innovation, dating from the 16th or 17th centuries, is the use of a bellows to supply air. In these pipes, sometimes called cauld wind pipes, air is not heated or moistened by the player's breathing, so bellows-driven bagpipes can use more refined and/or delicate reeds. Such pipes include the Irish uilleann pipes, the Border pipes and Northumbrian smallpipes in Britain, and the Musette de cour in France.Get more information visit our website :

Monday, 5 March 2012


Real White Horse Hair Sporran,
thistle design cantle.
Pipers Dress Sporrans

White Cowhide.
Full Dress Sporrans

Leather Sporran.
Leather Sporrans

Sporran Cantle.
Sporran Cantles

Sporran Leather Chain Strap.
Sporrans Chain Straps

Seal Skin Sporran.
Seal Skin Sporrans

Wednesday, 23 November 2011