The making of bagpipes, a type of instrument using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag.
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There are several types of bagpipe traditional to the UK, including the Great Highland bagpipe, the Uilleann pipe, the Scottish smallpipe and borderpipe, the Northumbrian pipe, the Lincolnshire bagpipe, the Cornish bagpipe and the Welsh bagpipe.
There are several types of bagpipe traditional to the UK, including:
Great Highland bagpipe
Scottish smallpipe and borderpipe
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A list of bagpipe makers and suppliers can be found on the Bagpipe Society’s website.