Tag: bellows pipes

Ailis Sutherland: Highland piper, trad musician, tutor and composer

Ailis Sutherland: Highland piper, trad musician, tutor and composer

Ailis Sutherland is a very busy instructor at The National Piping Centre. She teaches all levels of player on Highland pipes, bellows pipes and whistle. This includes students on the University of Glasgow Study Abroad programme, the bellows pipes as part of the Specialist Evening Class programme, and First Study Piping […]

Giving bellows pipes a name – an unresolved problem

Giving bellows pipes a name – an unresolved problem

By Jock Agnew Although the renaissance of Scottish bellows-blown pipes has been taking place for some 20 years [40 now! – Editor], there remain some matters that are, as yet, unresolved. For instance how should we identify these various pipes emerging from the past when there are references to smallpipes, Lowland […]