Swedish Säckpipa

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.

To watch the video about Swedish Sackpipa, click on the link below:

Fingering Sackpipa

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A plastic model of the Swedish bagpipe is also available in my workshop. This model is made of Delrin plastic, has a carbon chanter reed (a reed in drone is plastic) and has a leather bag. The plastic model has the same scale as a wooden bagpipe.