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Highland bagpipe


Full-sized set of Highland bagpipes, known as MacCorquodale's Pipes, having chanter and three drones turned in cocus wood and mounted with ivory, bone and horn, 18th century, said to have belonged to Piper MacCorquodale who played for recruiting and at the formation of the Argyllshire Highlanders in 1778

Museum reference




Object name

Highland bagpipe

Production information

MacKinnon and Fraser of Greenock, Possible manufacturer


18th century


Cocus wood, Ivory, Bone, Silk


British land forces: Argyllshire Highlanders / 74th Regiment of Foot
John Campbell of Barbreck [Colonel]
Previous owner: MacCorquodale, Miss, 1958 (fl.)
Previous owner: MacCorquodale, 1778 (fl.)
Raising of the 74th Regiment or Argyllshire Highlanders
Argyll, Scotland, Northern Europe


Cheape, Hugh. MacCorquodale's Pipes - A Matter for Celebration. The Piper Press, No. 10, 1999, pp. 27 - 31.

Stewart, David. Sketches of the Character, Manners and Present State of the Highlanders of Scotland, Second Edition, Vol. Il. Edinburgh: 1822, pp. 19, 113.

Campbell, J.L. A Collection of Highland Rites and Customes. The Folklore Society, 1975, p. 49.

Grant, I.F. The History of a Clan, 1200 - 1956. London: 1959, p. 377.

Sanger, Keith. Who paid the Pipemaker? Piping Times, Vol. 40, No. 8, 1998, pp. 28 - 29.

Cheape, Hugh. The Making of Bagpipes in Scotland. From the Stone Age to the 'Forty-Five, Edinburgh: 1983, pp. 600 - 601.

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