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What type of pipes are played in this recording?
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Author:  RenaissanceGuy [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:10 am ]
Post subject:  What type of pipes are played in this recording?

Hello there. This is a recording of the Scottish folk song "Braw Lads o' Galla Water," which I believe is a Robert Burns poem set to music. This version is by a gentleman named Maurice Leger who lived the life of a medieval tinker. He passed away about five years ago.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOdZ71_i7HI

There are some pipes played throughout this recording. Can you tell what kind they are? I thought they sounded like Scottish smallpipes or something similar. But there are passages where the chanter is silent and the drones continue, as with Northumbrian smallpipes.

Author:  piperjoe [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What type of pipes are played in this recording?

Sure sound like Northumbrian small pipes to me.

Piper Joe

Author:  RenaissanceGuy [ Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What type of pipes are played in this recording?

Thanks. To me, the tone wasn't as "sweet" as other NSP I've heard, so I thought it might be a different instrument.

Author:  piperjoe [ Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: What type of pipes are played in this recording?

RenaissanceGuy wrote:
Thanks. To me, the tone wasn't as "sweet" as other NSP I've heard, so I thought it might be a different instrument.


I think you're just hearing poor recording quality. But there are a ton of different small pipes out there so it could be something other than Northumbria.

Although that's still my guess...

Piper Joe

Author:  kintailpipes [ Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: What type of pipes are played in this recording?

They are definitely Northumbrian smallpipes

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