Bagpipes are part of a class of musical instruments, known as aerophones, using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag. Though the Scottish Great Highland Bagpipe and Irish Uilleann Pipes have the greatest international visibility, bagpipes have historically been found throughout Europe and into Northern Africa, the Persian Gulf, and the Caucasus. It’s clear from historical references that the bagpipe’s form varied hugely throughout history and according to region of origin.
Sound World Instruments (SWI) carries an extensive collection of Uilleann Pipes and Bagpipes for sale, not to mention the more eclectic Medieval & Mediterranean Bagpipes. We also carry bagpipe supplies and bagpipe accessories.
Learning to play can be great fun with our comprehensive instructional books, CDs and DVDs. We also have everything you need to maintain your musical investment in peak condition including chanters, mouthpieces, reeds, bags, covers & cords, stoppers, cases, seasoning and hemp.