Bagpipes for sale

Before making the purchase of bagpipes, several questions need answering. Bagpipes are the most exquisite instrument that is widely loved by people all over the world. However, there are several questions that one must know of before making the final purchase of the product. Here we have sourced a handy buying guide of bagpipe and frequently asked questions regarding the instrument that needs answering before the final purchase.

What is a bagpipe?

It is a musical instrument that plays by manipulation of the wind crossing it. The instrument is made into various sizes and shapes and has been played throughout Europe as it is high in demand; you can rarely go through stores where you can see bagpipes for sale.

History of bagpipes

Bagpipes have been used since ancient civilization. According to historians, the origination of the bagpipes is quoted in the Samaria. The historians also believe that the instrument has been widely loved by European since the 9th century and has played a major part in their culture till this age. There are also Greek and Latin reference of bagpipes that goes all the way back to 100 A.D. Back in those days, the bagpipe was made from sheep and goatskin for better music production and longevity.

Buyer’s guide for the beginners

As mentioned above, there are several things one must go through before making the final purchase of the bagpipes. We have jotted down each and every point related to the efficiency of the bagpipe.

Parts of the bagpipes

The player uses this to blow air in the bag so that the pipe produces sound continuously. Blowing continuous air into the bag is also exceedingly difficult as it consumes a lot of the player. Here is simple anatomy of the bagpipe that defines each component perfectly:

Drones:

Each Scottish bagpipe has three drones. It is made to produce lower frequency sounds. Among the drones, two of them are tenors, and one is a bass. Besides that, many bagpipes also have two drones. Many modern drones contain two drones that are one octave apart from each other. These drones come out from the pipes that point upwards over the shoulder of the player.

Chanter Pipes:

These are the two canes bound and wrapped in a chanter. The function of this part is to produce high pitch sound while playing the instrument. It can produce nine different notes, all with different frequency.

The Blow Pipe

Each bagpipe has a different sized blowpipe attached to it. Keep in mind that it is also an especially important component. Highland bagpipes are mouth-blown, and it fills the air in the bag, which is then moved to the drones of the instrument. Besides that, another type is known as a bellows-blown pipe run with the help of a device known as bellows instead of the air coming from the player’s mouth.

Bellow pipe contains a valve inside it that prevents air from escaping so that the sound coming from the instrument cannot escape.

The bag

The bag acts as a reservoir of all the blown air that is needed to play it. When it is squeezed, it forces air to come inside of it with the help of reeds, providing an opportunity for the player to inflate their lungs or bellows with comfort.

Chanter

A chanter possesses a lot of holes in it. Players use their fingers to control the melody and its frequency.  For extra notes, the chanter also contains keys. Irish Uillean pipe and Small Scottish pipe.

Reed:

Each bagpipe contains a reed inside that is situated at the top of the chanter. The air flows through the reed producing the musical sound. Moving the figures from one hole to another while pumping the air inside the bagpipe enables sound production.

Fittings:

These are the extra bits that are inserted into the pipes as markers. Most fittings are used purely for the purpose of decoration. On the other hand, some parts also offer some functionality. Fittings often cause a tremendous difference in the cost and appearance of a set of pipes.

Upon purchasing the pipe set, customers will receive:

  • Mounts
  • Ferrules
  • Caps

Ferrules

It is flat rings of materials that go around any end that faces the mount. The only function of ferules is to protect the pipes that touch the mounts from getting damaged or broken.

FAQs concerning bagpipes.

Are the bagpipe Irish or Scottish?

Bagpipes are both Irish and Scottish as both the countries share a great deal of culture with each other. Bagpipe comes with a great deal of variety in the European culture, but the most important of them all is Uillean and Elbow bagpipes that are widely practiced in Scotland for centuries.

Why were the bagpipes banned in Scotland?

In 1745, playing the bagpipes were completely banned in Scotland. They were categorized as ‘instruments of the war’ by the loyalist government. Therefore, people started playing it in secrecy with the fear of getting caught.

Did bagpipe originate in Scotland or Ireland?

A great number of historians believe that the bagpipe was originated from ancient Egypt. However, it was brought to Scotland by the invading Roman Legions. Others believe that the bagpipe was brought by colonizing Scott tribes from Ireland.

What is the mouthpiece of the bagpipe called?

It is known as the chanter, which is a conical double Reed piece with holes to produce the melody. Mouthpiece also has a clack valve that prevents the air from the valve.

How much does the bagpipe costs?

On average, a reasonable bagpipe costs over $900. For a high-quality bagpipe that effectively performs its job, the customers must spend about $2000. Though the price is higher than many other musical instruments, it is usually a one-time purchase. In fact, bagpipes can easily last for over ten years without getting damaged. Many online resources put the product on sale time after time so that everyone can purchase it without going into any debt. Besides that, you can find a low-quality bagpipe for as low as $400.

Is the bagpipe hard to play?

Bagpipes are comparatively challenging to play when compared with other musical instruments. It is difficult because the player must play the right notes by squeezing and blowing the bagpipe so that an adequate airflow keeps flowing in and out. According to the professionals, it can take up over six months to learn simple tunes on the bagpipe, whereas for difficult melody, an artist might take over two years of practice. It can also depend on the player as some are open to learning faster, whereas the others are slower.

At what age can you learn bagpipe?

According to professionals, the ideal age of learning bagpipe is around nine or tens year. The kid by this age grows at a good pace and learns the instrument’s intricate details better. In fact, not just the bagpipe, any instrument learned at a younger age makes having a better grip in the later walks of life.

Can you teach yourself to play bagpipes?

Unfortunately, you can not earn the bagpipe by yourself as it is fairly a difficult instrument. If you aim to have a professional approach toward state bagpipe, I will highly recommend learning it with the help of a teacher and not by yourself.

Where to purchase the bagpipe from?

As the internet is filled with options for purchasing the bagpipe, it is important to make a wise choice that is both budget-friendly and ticks every corner. If you are willing to spend your hard-earned money on a premium quality bagpipe, visit our website, as we have been serving this business for over a decade. Our hardworking team works day and night to provide the user with the best product that lasts longer and serve their purpose without getting damaged. You can also find other components of Scottish heritage on our websites like kilts and their accessories.  Besides, each customer is given a wide variety of options in the bagpipes to choose from according to their preference. We also offer a money back guarantee on our product for added assurance, meaning that the person can ask for their money back up in dissatisfaction.

Conclusion

Bagpipe plays an important role in the culture of both Scotland and Ireland. However, as time moved by, the instrument is now widely loved by people worldwide. Here we have discussed important points regarding the instrument that one must know before making the final purchase of the product. We have also answered frequently asked questions regarding the purchase of bagpipe that covers basic information. Besides that, we have also sourced a reliable resource from where our readers can purchase the bagpipes for sale without spending too much money. You can also find other Scottish heritage-linked products from our website, including kilts, harp, and killed accessories, etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Beginner Bagpipe

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    Beginner Bagpipe

    genuine rosewood with a black finish. It comes up with imitation ivory projecting mounts, ferrules, ring caps and plastic mouthpiece. It is 100% handmade. Beginner Bagpipe is used in making this bagpipe cover. High-Quality Pipes with Professional sound quality 1 set of synthetic drone reeds, 2 sets of the cane chanter reeds and 3 pieces of drone rubber corks.

    • Material: Genuine Rosewood
    • Finish: Black
    • Cover: Black Velvet
    • Ring Caps, Ferrules, Mounts: Imitation Ivory
    • Mouthpiece: Plastic
    • Cords: Black
    • Style: Musical Instrument
    • Type: Beginner/Learning
    • Synthetic Drone Reeds: 1 Set
    • Can Chanter Reeds: 2 Set
    • Drone Rubber Corks: 3 Pieces Set
    $130.00
  • Black Watch Tartan Bagpipe

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    Black Watch Tartan Bagpipe

    genuine rosewood with a black finish. It comes up with imitation ivory projecting mounts, plastic mouthpiece, and as well as alloy ferrules and ring caps with silver finish. It is 100% handmade. Black Watch Tartan is used in making this bagpipe cover. High-Quality Pipes with Professional sound quality 1 set of synthetic drone reeds and 2 sets of the cane chanter reeds.

    • Material: Genuine Rosewood
    • Finish: Black
    • Cover: Black Watch Tartan
    • Ring Caps, Ferrules: Alloy with Silver Finish
    • Projecting Mounts: Imitation Ivory
    • Mouthpiece: Plastic
    • Cords: Highland
    • Style: Music Instrument
    • Type: Professional
    • Synthetic Drone Reeds: 1 Set
    • Can Chanter Reeds: 2 Set

    Genuine rosewood with a black finish. It comes up with imitation ivory projecting mounts, plastic mouthpiece, and as well as alloy ferrules and ring caps with silver finish. Mackenzie Tartan Bagpipe is 100% handmade. Mackenzie Tartan is used in making this bagpipe cover. High-Quality Pipes with Professional sound quality 1 set of synthetic drone reeds and 2 sets of the cane chanter reeds.

    • Material: Genuine Rosewood
    • Finish: Black
    • Cover: Mackenzie Tartan
    • Ring Caps, Ferrules: Alloy with Silver Finish
    • Projecting Mounts: Imitation Ivory
    • Mouthpiece: Plastic
    • Cords: Highland
    • Style: Music Instrument
    • Type: Professional
    • Synthetic Drone Reeds: 1 Set
    • Can Chanter Reeds: 2 Set
    $135.00
  • Learning Bagpipe for the Begin...

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    Learning Bagpipe for the Beginner Pipers & Drummers

    This is our amazing for the beginner pipers & drummers. This Learning Bagpipe is ideal for professional & Learner bagpipers and Drummers.

    Material: Genuine Rosewood
    Finish: Black
    Cover: Red Stewart Tartan
    Ring Caps, Ferrules: Alloy with Silver Finish
    Projecting Mounts: Imitation Ivory
    Mouthpiece: Plastic
    Cords: Red and White
    Style: Musical Instrument
    Type: Learning/Beginner
    Synthetic Drone Reeds: 1 Set
    Can Chanter Reeds: 2 Set
    Drone Top Rubber Corks: 3 Pieces Set

    $120.00
  • Mackenzie Tartan Bagpipe

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    Mackenzie Tartan Bagpipe

    Genuine rosewood with a black finish. It comes up with imitation ivory projecting mounts, plastic mouthpiece, and as well as alloy ferrules and ring caps with silver finish. Mackenzie Tartan Bagpipe is 100% handmade. Mackenzie Tartan is used in making this bagpipe cover. High-Quality Pipes with Professional sound quality 1 set of synthetic drone reeds and 2 sets of the cane chanter reeds.

    • Material: Genuine Rosewood
    • Finish: Black
    • Cover: Mackenzie Tartan
    • Ring Caps, Ferrules: Alloy with Silver Finish
    • Projecting Mounts: Imitation Ivory
    • Mouthpiece: Plastic
    • Cords: Highland
    • Style: Music Instrument
    • Type: Professional
    • Synthetic Drone Reeds: 1 Set
    • Can Chanter Reeds: 2 Set
    $130.00
  • Rosewood Bagpipe

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    Professional Scottish kilt Collection is a class of musical instrument, aerophones, using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag. 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 bagpipes have the greatest visibility in the English-speaking world, bagpipes have been played for centuries (and continue to be played) throughout large parts of Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, around the Persian Gulf, Northern Africa, and North America. 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”.

    Full size & Fully Functional Professional Bagpipe Royal Stewart Bagpipe Cover 2 cane chanter reeds 1 Synthetic drone reed set Though historians disagree on precisely when they emerged as a part of Celtic life, bagpipes have been played at least since the 14th century and have come to symbolize the rich history of the Scottish people. The Scottish Highland Rosewood Bagpipe Professional Set is the perfect solution for bagpipers for their professional needs. Made from genuine rosewood, the Scottish Highland Rosewood Bagpipe Professional Set has a sleek black finish. The set is ideal for Professional Bagpipers.

    • Material: Genuine Rosewood
    • Finish: Black
    • Cover: Red Stewart Tartan
    • Ring Caps, Ferrules Mounts: Alloy with Silver Finish
    • Mouth Piece: Plastic
    • Cords: Red and White
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    • Type: Professional
    • Synthetic Drone Reeds: 1 Set
    • Can Chanter Reeds: 2 Set

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  • Rosewood Granite Grey Bagpipe

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    Rosewood Granite Grey Bagpipe

    Rosewood Granite Grey Bagpipe comes up with a silver mount. It is 100% handmade. Granite Grey tartan is used in making this bagpipe. It comes up with two sets of drones and Chanter Reeds for free along with a Bagpipe Bag.

    Product Feature

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    • 100% Handmade
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    $150.00
  • Rosewood Highland Bagpipe

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    Rosewood Highland Bagpipe

    Rosewood Highland Bagpipe comes up with silver mount. It is 100% handmade. Royal Stewart tartan is used in making this bagpipe. It comes up with two sets of drones and Chanter Reeds for free along with a Bagpipe Bag.

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    $150.00
  • Rosewood Irish National Tartan...

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    Rosewood Irish National Tartan Bagpipe

    Rosewood Highland Irish National Tartan Bagpipe comes up with silver mount. It is 100% handmade. Irish National Tartan is used in making this bagpipe. It comes up with two sets of drones and Chanter Reeds for free along with a Bagpipe Bag.

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    • 100% Handmade
    • Irish National Tartan
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    $200.00