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Pipes and Drums


Some Bagpipe History

The chanter is the melody pipe, played by one or both hands. A chanter can be bored internally so that the inside walls are parallel for its full length, or it can be bored in the shape of a cone. Additionally, the reed can be a single or a double reed. Single-reeded chanters are parallel-bored; however, both conical- and parallel-bored chanters operate with double reeds, and double reeds are, by far, the more common.


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Band patch


Band Patch - $10.00


lapel pin
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Official Band Lapel Pins - $10.00

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