Northumbrian Small-Pipe

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The Northumbrian Small-pipe is a type of bagpipe dating from the 17th century. Sound is produced in a similar way to the highland bagpipe, but air is blown into the bag by bellows, not through a mouth-blown pipe. The small-pipe has a variety of key and finger hole patterns. The sound it produces is quiet and crisp, which makes it suitable for indoor playing.

Pitch range
Just under two octaves.
Animal-skill bellows, with velvet cover ; wooden pipes ; and cane, metal, or elder reeds.
The bag is about 18 in (46 cm) long ; the chanter is 17 in (43 cm) long.
The Northumbrian small-pipes derived in Northumberland, England from the French court musette toward the end of the 17th century.
Aerophone: an instrument that produces its sound by the vibration of a column of air.
And also...
The Dukes of Northumberland always employ a personal piper. This is a tradition that stretches from the 18th century to the present day.

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