Northumbrian Pipes


Northumbrian Pipes"'The Northumbrian Pipes' is a term covering three different types of bagpipe played in the region. These are The Northumbrian Smallpipes, The Border Pipes and The Half-Longs. The Northumbrian Smallpipes are a melodious, bellows blown bagpipe. They are rather quiet by comparison with other bagpipes and are normally played indoors. The chanter has a closed end and is played with closed fingering, giving a unique staccato character. Three drones are normally used as accompaniment – a bass and tenor tuned an octave apart, and a baritone tuned a fifth above the bass. The sound of the chanter has been likened to the singing of a lark over the drones sounding like the buzzing of bees...Border or Half-long pipes (also known in Scotland as the Lowland pipes or - rather unfavourably - the Cauld wind pipes). These are also bellows-blown but have an open-ended, conical-bored chanter and are somewhat louder than the Smallpipes...." (Northumbrian Pipers' Society)

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Todbusker: Hexham Races

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Chantry Bagpipe Museum
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Traditional Music at the Beamish Georgian Fair 2009

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Kathryn Tickell - 'Lads of Alnwick'

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Billy Pigg Northumbrian Smallpipes

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Northumbrian pipes - peasepuddin

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Burleigh Northumbrian Smallpipes 11-Key set in D

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Kathryn Tickell demonstrates the Northumbrian Pipes to the NYO

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The Northumbrian Pipers' Society
- The Society was established in 1928, though its roots can be traced back to the 'Northumbrian Small Pipes Society' which began in December 1893.

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