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The Musette à ravalment, restoration and reconstruction

Not your average musette Gaspard de Gueidan with his favourite instrument, and a slightly bemused dog The musette holds a special place in the wonderful world of bagpipes, as the once favourite instrument of the French aristocrats in the 17th and 18th century. In the second half of the 18th century, people gradually lost interest until the musette went completely out of fashion. Of course, the 1789 revolution helped a bit, too....