Welcome to the Bagpipe Wiki. This wiki is intended to be a practical resource for pipers and those involved with piping. Whatever flavour of bagpipe you play, you're welcome here: we hope to promote dialogue and cross-fertilisation of knowledge between piping communities. This isn't Wikipedia: whatever you add doesn't have to be notable, cited, referenced, sourced, or published: if you think it would be useful, hit the edit button now! We have no rules on this wiki, just common sense and courtesy towards others (and Calum has a banhammer :p ).


2015 - updates!

19th Oct 2009 - I have started uploading out of copyright MSS, which are indexed on the Manuscripts page. You can help!

5th Oct 2009 - Imported more stuff - it would be useful to scour Wikipedia for more material suitable for upload (especially images...)

5th Oct 2009 - created a Portal page, which I suppose I intend to function as a sort of site map.

1st Oct 2009 - I have created a page for stuff needing done. Really, it should consist of one word, "everything", but that is too short.

28th Sep 2009 - Calum has after (literally) three years of getting round to it actually imported a load of articles from Wikipedia and is editing stuff more or less at random. Please join in, it is lonely work.

About bagpipesEdit

Bagpipes are a class of musical instrument, technically aerophones using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag. Though the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and Irish uilleann pipes have the greatest international visibility, bagpipes of many varieties can be found in use throughout Europe, Northern Africa, the Persian Gulf, and the Caucasus.

Exploring? Try the Portal.