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Description

Set of Highland bagpipes with chanter of ebony, ivory mounted, bearing the name of the maker, Duncan MacDougall of Breadalbane, a set of drones said to have been played at the Battle of Waterloo by George Mackay and at the entry of George IV into Edinburgh by James Mackay, and modern stocks

Museum reference

H.LT 31

Collection

Culture

Object name

Highland bagpipe

Production information

MacDougall, Duncan, 1837 - 1898, Manufacturer of chanter
Aberfeldy, Perthshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Date

18th century
c. 1872 - 1900
20th century

Materials

Wood, Ebony, Ivory

Associations

George IV
Mackay, George, 1815 (fl.)
Mackay, James, 1822 (fl.)
Battle of Waterloo
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EUROPE
Waterloo, Belgium, EUROPE

References

Lawrance, R.M., The Bagpipe in History and Anecdote, Aberdeen 1928, pp. 74 - 75.

Cheape, Hugh, 'The Making of Bagpipes in Scotland', in A. O'Connor and D.V. Clarke, eds, From the Stone Age to the Forty Five, Edinburgh, 1983, p. 596.

Langwill, Lyndesay G. 'An Index of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers'. Edinburgh (6th Edition), p. 111.

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