Mid 19th C pipers?

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Mid 19th C pipers?

Postby RobSay » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:51 am

A question has been bubbling away in the back of my mind for a number of years - and has resurfaced after seeing a picture from the NPS concert with the group playing the Reid pipes.

We have lots of information about notable 20th century pipers - and the late 19th century as well. Looking right back at the beginning (c.1800), John Peacock comes right in at the top of the list and Robert Bewick also gets a mention- they both learnt on simple chanters and spanned the period when keys were added. It's the gap in the middle where I'm struggling for concrete references ...

The questions to which I am seeking answers are:
- who were the notable pipers in the mid-19th Century (say 1830-1870)?
- for whom were all those multi-keyed Reid chanters made and what did they do with them?
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Re: Mid 19th C pipers?

Postby Julia Say » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:16 pm

Henry Clough (1) and Old Tom: John Baty of Wark (1804-80), William Green, died 1860, Thomas Green (1826-92), Samuel Keene (ask Richard H about him).

Just a few to get you started.

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