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  Bagpiper, by Hendrick ter Brugghen  
  Bagpiper, by Hendrick ter Brugghen  

Es: Gaita, Fr: Cornemuse, Med. Fr: Estive, Pibole, Saccomuse, De:  Dudelsack, Sackpfeife, It: Cornamusa, Piva, Zampogna, Ga: Adharcaid cuil, Pibau, Ca: Coixinera, Museta, Xeremies, Sac de gemecs, Buna, Gaita, Botella, La: Utricularium, Tibia utricularis, Cs: Dudy, Da: Sækkepibe, Eo: Saksalmo, kornemuzo, Eu: Gaita, Xaranbel, Gl: Gaita, Hu: Duda, Nl: Doedelzak, No: Sekkepipe, Pl: Dudy, Pt: Gaita-de-fole, Gaita de foles, Cornamusa, Museta, Musette, Gaita, Fi: Säkkipilli, Sv: Säckpipa, Tr: Gayda

The development of the bagpipe can be traced through the ancient civilizations of Persia, Greece and Rome to Europe where it has been in common use since the ninth century.

By the start of the Renaissance bagpipes typically had two drones to accompany the chanter producing a loud, vibrant sound suitable for dances, marches and other outdoor occasions. Three drones became more commonplace towards the end of the period.

Bagpipes can easily be played by themselves, but a popular combination in the later Middle Ages seems to have been bagpipe and shawm.

Perhaps as a reaction to these loud bagpipes the Renaissance saw the emergence of quiet 'indoor' pipes such as the Hummelchen or Smallpipes that produced a muted tone entirely suitable for both indoor use and performance with other instruments.

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  Finished and Kit Rustic Bagpipes  
  Finished and Kit RWC Rustic Bagpipes  

RWC Bagpipes
Our Bagpipes are available in four versions.

Our rustic bagpipes do not have any drones, being in the true sense of the word a bag pipe. We use top quality tanned leather for the stitched bag into which are tied the stocks for the blowpipe and chanter in g.

Our Medieval bagpipes follow the description of English pipes with a single drone found in Chaucer's prologue (1386). It has a single drone in G, the chanter in g and a blowpipe fitted into stocks tied into a quality tanned leather stitched by.

Our Renaissance Bagpipes is based in the treatise Syntagma Musicum by Praetorius where clearly shows a set of bagpipes with two drones in several sections with the chanter flared suggesting a conical bore. It has two drones, one in 3 sections (d) and one in 4 sections (G), a conical bored chanter (g') and a blowpipe.

Each instrument is hand built to special order by in house craftsmen in our own workshops in Toledo (Spain) and comes with 12 months warranty.

A soft padded bag or fitted hard case are available as optional extras if required.


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  Finished and Kit Medieval Bagpipes  
  Finished and Kit RWC Medieval Bagpipes  

Bagpipes Kit
The same range of Bagpipes are offered in kit form for home assembly. The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.

A fully dimensioned plan and instruction manual take the builder through the construction of the instrument in a clear and concise manner, with 'step by step' photographs further illustrating each stage.

All the kits Include free access to our customer 'Helpline' should you need any advice on construction, setting-up or playing.

The Renaissance, Medieval and Rustic Bagpipes kits contain everything you need to build a set of bagpipes. English sycamore turned, bored and reamed for the stocks, drones and chanter. Top quality tanned leather, yellow hemp thread, cobblers wax, awl, needle and handle are provided so that the builder can make his own bag in which is dressed with a traditional bag dressing. Cane reeds (with the option of plastic) give the finished instrument a full sound.


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  Finished and Kit Rustic Bagpipes  
  Finished and Kit RWC Medieval Bagpipes  

Bagpipes Plan
You can make the same range of instruments from scratch, following detailed step-by-step instructions through the construction process in a clear and concise manner. A fully dimensioned plan and a set of photographs illustrates each stage.

The price includes the license to build one instrument for private use.

This icon indicates downloadable manuals and drawings supplied in pdf format. Downloadable documents have a reduced price, have not shipping costs and are non-refundable. Drawings can be printed at full scale in large printers.

Instructions for downloading your document will be on the order receipt that you will receive via email shortly after your order is processed. In order to view and print your pdf file, it is necessary to have installed in the computer the program 'Acrobat Reader' which can be obtained for free.


About the Bagpipes

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Not all of the items listed on our site are available immediately. Products without a reference nor a price are rarely available for quick dispatch. If you are interested in them, please contact us.

We publish standard availability, which means that this product usually ships in that time since it has been ordered. But at the specific time of your order, that interval can be longer or smaller depending on many production factors.  In addition, you still will have to wait for your product to arrive (delivery time). [More info about availability & delivery dates]

  Finished Instrument   Two months  
  Kit   Two weeks  
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  Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g
  Finished Instrument                
    Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g   F-BARE   Finished   685.91  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g   K-BARE   Kit   289.32  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g   P-BARE   Printed Plan   57.83  RWC  
    Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g   D-BARE   Downloadable Plan      RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Padded transportation cover for Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g   C-BARE   Finished      RWC  
    Hard transportation case for Renaissance Bagpipes - 2 drones G & d, chanter g   H-BARE   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g
  Finished Instrument                
    Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g   F-BAME   Finished   602.51  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g   K-BAME   Kit   243.36  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g   P-BAME   Printed Plan   52.72  RWC  
    Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g   D-BAME   Downloadable Plan      RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Padded transportation cover for Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g   D-BAME   Finished      RWC  
    Hard transportation case for Medieval Bagpipes  - 1 drone G, chanter g   H-BAME   Finished      RWC  
                   
  Rustic Bagpipes- no drones, chanter in g
  Finished Instrument                
    Rustic Bagpipes - no drones, chanter in g   F-BARU   Finished   531.02  RWC  
  Kit + drawing + instructions + license                
    Rustic Bagpipes - no drones, chanter in g   K-BARU   Kit   209.32  RWC  
  Drawing + instructions + license                
    Rustic Bagpipes - no drones, chanter in g   P-BARU   Printed Plan   47.62  RWC  
    Rustic Bagpipes - no drones, chanter in g   D-BARU   Downloadable Plan      RWC  
  Accessories and Spares                
    Padded transportation cover for Rustic Bagpipes- no drones, chanter in g   C-BARU   Finished      RWC  
    Hard transportation case for Rustic Bagpipes- no drones, chanter in g   H-BARU   Finished      RWC  
                   

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