Gallmo, Olle

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Swedish Bagpipes Jun 1999 in Newsletter 1999 Summer

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Synthetic Chanter Reeds for Swedish Bagpipes Mar 2015 in Chanter 2015 Spring

Swedish bagpipe reeds are traditionally made from the most suitable material growing in Sweden - Phragmites australis (common reed). Unfortunately Phragmites is a very fragile material and sensitive to humidity. Reed/tuning problems were most likely one of the main reasons that the instrument almost disappeared. Most active pipers today use imported cane, Arundo donax, the most common reed material for other reed instruments (including most other bagpipes). Arundo donax is harder and more resistant than Phragmites australis.

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