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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

http://www.altpibroch.com/learning/t...tune-and-pipe/

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.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...archaeologists

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

Keith
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