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The ins and outs of Bagpipes

Richard Parkes outlines the main components of Scottish Highland Bagpipes and shares some techniques traditionally used to keep the bagpipes airtight.

Gary McDonald describes how bagpipes were traditionally tuned by the ear of the soundman.

Sam Hodgen talks about the importance of looking after a set of bagpipes.

Some pipers discuss different blowing pressures and moisture levels: they tell us a high level of co-ordination is needed to play the instrument.


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