Name: Bagpipe - A single or double reed instrument with an air reservoir in an animal skin bag. The bag can be filled with air by mouth through a blowpipe or with the use of bellows. Arm pressure on the bag sends air through a reed on a fingered chanter, which makes the sound. Bagpipes are believed to have originated in ancient Mesopotamia and from there they traveled west to Greece and Rome and East to Persia current day Iran and India.
Gaida, Gaita, Biniou, Union pipes, Uilleann pipes, Northumbrian pipes, Piob Mhor, Scottish smallpipes, Dudelsack, Zampogna, Cornemuse, Musette, Musette bechonnet, Cabrette
. British site about European bagpipes. Includes photos and detailed descriptions.
Gaita de Fole. Instrument maker's page about the gaita de fole
, which is found in Zamora (Spain
) and Portugal
, and the Castilian zanfona
. In Spanish. Includes contact information for those interested in purchasing instruments.
Gaita de Foles. Site from Portugal
about the Portuguese version of the gaita de foles.