‘A great piece of history’: Bagpipe players and their story of the world’s first instruments
“The only time I ever saw a bagpipe player was when he had the band around his neck.”
— David Riddell, Bagpipe player and co-founder of the National Bagpipes ClubThe Bagpipe Magazine article “There was no bagpipe in existence until the advent of the guitar.
I don’t think anyone has ever really been able to play one, except maybe me and my brother, who had a bass and a bagpiper.”
— John Jorgensen, Bagpiper, a musician and musician-in-residence at the University of Michigan, Bag piper, bagpipe, bagpipers, and other music-making instruments from around the world