Mental connection - Bagpipes / Scottland - Why? ;o)

posted on 25th of september, 2013

When i upload my 3d-Illustration of a german Bagpipe (Dudey), i had a look which kind of bagpipes are on Dreamstime. Many of them are scottish Bagpipes, but also some other kind of bagpipes (like a swedish bagpipe called "Säckpipa"), which has the wrong title scottish Bagpipe ;o)

Many People thinks, there are only scottish Bagpipes, but this is wrong. It is the most popular bagpipe, thats true.
But original the Bagpipes comes probably from the Orient (India). Via the silk road the bagpipe reached Italy and spreadand develop over the years and centuries in whole Europe. There are references that Roman Emperor Nero played the bagpipe.

In my case:
This is a german renaissance bagpipe. With one or two drones it is called "Hümmelchen" (Bumblebee; because of the Sound ;O) With three or four drones it is called "Dudey" (don`t ask me for translation; it is just a Name *g*) four Drones (like in the Illustration) is a modern Version. Traditional there are only max. three Drones (reconstructed from drawings of Michael Praetorius - * 15. Februar 1571 / † 15. Februar 1621) half-closed fingering, nine-note scale, low volume (you don`t disturb your Neighbours ;o) easy for beginners and Children ;O)

I play the Dudey (four-Drone-Version) since about 5 or 6 Years. I also play the Praetorius Bock (also a german renaissance bagpipe) and a medieval Bagpipe in a modern fantasy look (very loud Sound). Since a view months there is also a modern electronic bagpipe in my bagpipe-Family called RedPipe. It can switch between four different bagpipe-noises and 8 different fingering-technics. Perfect to practice. And nice for your neighbours, because you also can play with Headset ;O)

I hope you enjoyed my little excursion in the history of bagpipes ;O)

(and sorry for my English ;o) )

Comments (8)

Posted by Clearvista on September 28, 2013
@ CGlightning
"if you wan`t to hear the bumblebee-Sound of a Dudey you can listen to it here (it is completely different to Great Highland Bagpipes ;o)
Dudey-Players on youtube (the girl left in the picture is me ;O) )"

Thank you Stefanie,
Really enjoyed that great sound. Thank you for sharing. not only a talented photographer but also a talented musician.

Posted by Laurasinelle on September 27, 2013
Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Egomezta on September 27, 2013
Interesting... Thanks for sharing.
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 27, 2013
Very detailed explanation, and realize more of the excellent work! Also excuse me for my english ^ _ ^
Posted by Cglightning on September 26, 2013
@ Perstock
Your Pictures are funny, because they play Great Highland Bagpipes (Scottish) ;o)
Did they play scottish music, or did they play there own native music?

if you wan`t to hear the bumblebee-Sound of a Dudey you can listen to it here (it is completely different to Great Highland Bagpipes ;o)
Dudey-Players on youtube (the girl left in the picture is me ;O) )

and here a very old Video of my beginnings with my big medieval Bagpipe - in the background on the wall you can see my Praetorius Bock (also a german bagpipe)
medieval bagpipe

and the electronic bagpipe *g*
RedPipe in Säckpipa-Design
Posted by Lenutaidi on September 26, 2013
Nice and interesting! Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Clearvista on September 26, 2013
Thanks, interesting. Think you either love or hate the sound. I love to hear them.
Posted by Perstock on September 26, 2013
Fascinating subject!
Recently I uploaded two images of Omani seamen plying bagpipe.
   Omani seaman playing bagpipe   
Your portfolio is really amazing!

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