Four Key Northumbrian Smallpipes Chanter
One of the earliest tune books for the Northumbrian Smallpipes, the Peacock Manuscript first published in 1800, refers to “A Compleat Drawing of J.PEACOCK’S New Invented Pipe Chanter with the addition of Four Keys”.
Recently, I was asked to make one of these Northumbrian Smallpipes chanters. Few have been made as they were quickly superseded by the seven key Northumbrian Smallpipes chanter. However, they are lovely smallpipes chanters and are a joy to play.
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