Belonging to the wind instruments, a bagpipe is made of a bag, a chanter and one or more drones. The bag, which is most of the time made of leather, receives the airflow. The chanter is the melody pipe as such and the drone is a cylindrical tube from which the airflow escapes. Playing the bagpipe needs some physical qualities, namely power of the lungs and development of the muscles around the mouth.
Two phenomena can explain the expansion of bagpipes in
Established in 1843 by Queen Elizabeth, the Piper to the Sovereign’s duty is to play bagpipes at 9am under the Sovereign’s window for fifteen minutes. The current one is PM (Pipe Major) Derek Potter, from the Royal Scots Dragoons Guards.
Through the world, the Great Highland Bagpipe is the best known Scottish bagpipe and the most played. This instrument is a very important symbol of
By Julien Leclercq and Elisa Venturi