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Making a Medieval Smallpipe

I’ve been playing medieval tunes on various bagpipes for a while now, mostly pipes that have a reasonably strident strong tone and volume. These include an English Border style mouth blown single drone G set, a medieval style border set in A, a high D Jim Parr medieval bagpipe and also a mouthblown Slovak gajdy in F. All of these bagpipes have plenty of presence, which is usually what I require when out and about playing, quite often accompanied by drums and percussion....