Marwood Double Pipes

This exciting new addition to my range of pipes is based on a fine 16th Century carving recently sighted in a church in the village of Marwood in North Devon by James Merryweather of The York Waites, who is currently researching pictorial representations of double pipes in England.

 

The combination of two conical chanters and a single drone provides a spectacular effect. The chanter configurations are similar to that of the parallel-bored Cornish pipes but the sound is quite different. The conical bores on these chanters offer new possibilities of several semi-tones which can be played by cross-fingering.

These are challenging pipes and are already generating a lot of interest. Watch this space for more details!

 
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