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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… read more

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