Where did the Bagpipe come from?

Bagpipes No one really knows exactly where the bagpipe originated, it is one of the oldest instruments still in use today. It is a wind instrument usually associated with Scotland, but has only been in popular use there since the 15th century. Variations of the Bagpipe were played 2000 years ago by the Romans, who called the instrument a Tibia Utricularis, a single pipe with a reed made from a human tibia and was played by the Emperor Nero. The allos which was played about the same time period is closer to the modern bagpipe. It had two pipes played side by side with reeds of both in the mouth at the same time.



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