Nibiles or is that Nubiles?


Images to follow Way back in the Winter 2018 edition, Andy Letcher wrote in asking if anyone had any information on the nibiles, an Ethiopian bagpipe he had seen referenced in A. Buchner’s 1971 Folk Music Instruments. Well, there was a resounding silence from you all! Further on in this edition you will read about the work of Wiebe Stodel and the compilation of an online encyclopaedia/thesaurus of bagpipes and their terminologies.

We are settling into our new website, including making available articles from our thirty year history. If you spot something inaccurate, garbled or missing, or if you want to volunteer to help us improve our site, please mail info@bagpipesociety.

Website by Joe Wass, managed by Ian Clabburn.

Website content by Andy Letcher.

All articles copyright their respective authors.

Enquiries to

Membership enquiries to