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Basic Medieval Bagpipe
Basic Medieval Bagpipe



A basic medieval bagpipe. The chanter plays G-a, drone in G'. Fully chromatic fingering, similar to medieval recorder/crumhorn fingering. If preferred, a second drone can be added an octave higher, or possibly a fifth higher. Louder than smallpipes, the sound is similar to Eastern European types. The chanter is loosely modelled on the only surviving chanter known until very recently, the Rostock one, but has a larger range. The single reed used for the chanter was probably used much more commonly across Europe in Medieval times, supplanted by the double reeds only relatively later.


Price: NZ$600 + shipping
The pipes are made from Rata1

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Bagless Bagpipe
Bagless Bagpipe



This is the exact equivalent of the Medieval bagpipe, but without a bag. Suited for those with shoulder/muscle problems that makes it difficult to maintain pressure in the bag.


Price: NZ$500 + shipping
The pipes are made from Rata1

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All sound samples played by the maker, unless otherwise specified

1 Rata (Metrosideros Robusta) is a native New Zealand tree. According to some handbooks the second heaviest timber in the world. While difficult to dry, once dry it is very stable. The wood is very dense and smooth, but not particularly showy