Swedish Sackpipa

The Swedish bagpipe. These instruments were common in the western part of Dalarna. They were known from ancient times. Even now, you can find many old photographs and museum exhibits.
The Sackpipa produces a pleasant sound of a mellow timbre, which is not loud. It is easy to play as you don’t need much air to blow it.
The most common keys for Sackpipa are A/E. The keynote A is usually in the middle of chanter’s scale. The drone is tuned in unison with chanter’s note E.
I make the reeds for Sackpipas from Spanish cane (Arundo Donax). I make Carbon reeds also.

Fingering Sackpipa

 


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