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Bagpipe (lowland pipes)

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Chanter and three drones. Leather bag covered with green woollen cloth, fringe on edges. Three stocks, silver tips. Drones of different lengths, conoidal bores of very small taper; silver and ivory tips. Chanter with cylindrical bore; seven finger-holes in the front, a thumb-hole in the rear.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection

19th century

Object Place



Chanter length (without reed) 19.6 cm (7 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Rosewood, ivory, silver, leather, cloth


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Aerophones