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Highland bagpipe


Set of Highland bagpipes of blackwood, ivory-mounted, with the chanter stamped 'Dn McKay' on the neck, probably by Duncan Mackay, early 19th century

Museum reference




Object name

Highland bagpipe

Production information

McKay, Duncan, 1800 (fl.), Manufacturer


Early 19th century


African Blackwood, Ivory


Campbell, Jeannie. Highland Bagpipe Makers. Magnus Orr Publishing, 2001.

Baines, Anthony. Bagpipes. Occasional Paper on Technology 9, Oxford University Press, 1973.

Bushnell, G.H., Scottish Engravers, A Biographical Dictionary, Oxford University Press, 1949.

Cannon, Roderick C., The Highland Bagpipe and its Music, Edinburgh, 1988.

Cheape, H., A Check-List of Bagpipes in the Edinburgh University Collection of Historic Musical Instruments, University of Edinburgh, 1983.

Cheape, H., MacCorquodales's Pipes, in The Piper Press, No. 10 (1999), p. 27 - 31.

Langwill, L.G. (ed. Waterhouse, W.), A Dictionary of Musical Wind-Instrument Makers, London, 1993.

Purser, J., Scotland's Music, Edinburgh, 1992.

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