lowland piper  by Deuchar   Articles and images about the history of piping iin the Scottish Lowlands and Borders.  

Courtney’s “Union Pipes"

The story of how the term ‘union pipes’ came into public use begins 225 years ago with a concert performance in London on 14 May 1788 by an Irish bellows piper named Denis Courtney..


Pastoral Pipes to return to Edinburgh


This magnificent set of pastoral pipes, probably made by Hugh Robertson in Edinburgh in the late 18th century, will be coming back to Edinburgh next month having been acquired by the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments at auction on Thursday, September 19th

 Many, many thanks to those who contributed. We look forward to seeing the pipes when they arrive some tiimme in mid-October.

full details at the auctioneers site: http://gardinerhoulgate.co.uk/Catalogues/mi220713/lot0024.html

The Common Bagpipe

Pete Stewart introduces the transcription of a presentation given to the International bagpipe Conference in London, March 10th, 2012.