Small Pipes, newbe
Unlike an earlier posting of a pipe player changing to the box, I am going the opposite way. I am waiting for the delivery of a set of Scottish small pipes in ‘A’ from Dunfion on Arran. A friend, in the mean time, has lent me a set but they are in the key of ‘D’ which limits their use for scottish music. The chanter finger spacing is also very close which I find makes it dificult to play the accidentals. They also seem to use a lot of air when the chanter and all the drones are sounding. It is hard work pumping the bellows to keep them all sounding. Is this usual? Can anyone suggest any CDs of the small pipes I can listen to.