Leicestershire Smallpipes

Leicestershire Piper in Italy Mar 1986 in Chanter 1986 Spring

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Leicestershire smallpipes. A modern instrument inspired by early images and carvings of pipes found in England. This is a simple English bagpipe with a low rich tone that has been developed by Julian Goodacre. It can be either mouth or bellows blown. The chanter plays a diatonic nine-note scale and is usually played with covered fingering. It has no historical precedent, but is made in the style of early illustrations.

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