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Northumbrian Smallpipes

English Bagpipes which are bellows blown. The Chanter has a parallel bore and a stopped end.

The fingering system of the smallpipes is unique. Notes are produced by lifting one finger at a time.

The set typically comprises a one octave chanter and three Drones.

Normally an F instrument, there are sets in concert pitch where the range is G to g on the chanter or D to d. The F version can be found as concert F and 'F sharp' - soloist F variants.