Scottish Smallpipes

The Scottish smallpipes are a bellows-blown bagpipe, though are also available as mouth-blown. They have drones from a common stock and a parallel (straight/cylindrical) bore chanter. They are usually in the keys of A, D, C, Bb & sometimes G.

Click here to download some PDF notes from piping workshops we run. These notes mainly focus on the smallpipes, but much of the information is applicable to other pipes too.

The caveats about buying pipes in the uilleann pipe page are also applicable to smallpipes and other pipes.