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Old 09-01-2020, 07:13 AM   #23
K Sanger
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Default Re: Who invented the bagpipes?

Moving back to seriousness when looking at the origins of any sort of pipes a recent news story adds some spice.

The use of bone to make wind instruments including bagpipes goes back quite a way. For example Barnaby Brown made a reproduction of a 40,000 year old instrument made from a Vulture bone that was found in Germany. See here

However it also appears that the practice of using bone was not restricted to animals, but could also be made from the bones of ones ancestors.

It gives a whole new meaning to the term an 'inherited traditions'.

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