Articles by: Kimball, Joan

Early Bagpipes in a Wind Band Feb 2021 in Chanter 2021 Spring

I probably have more bagpipes on my instrument shelves than is healthy for one person to own. They’ve been accumulating since 1988 when I acquired my first set, and they soon became an indispensable part of my collection of Renaissance wind instruments. While I have logged many more practicing, rehearsing and performing hours on shawms, dulcians, recorders and crumhorns, bagpipes have been an essential part of my musical life, and a crucial element in the programs of Piffaro, The Renaissance Band, an early music ensemble that I co-founded with 4 other wind players in 1980.

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