The folk music of
is formed from a combination of Gaelic and Scots cultures.
since at least the16th century, the Highland BAGPIPE is still in common
use. It consists of a sheepskin bag in which are placed two tenor and one
bass drone, a changer and a blow pipe.
The player fills the bag by breathing into the blow pipe, which
then feeds a continuous stream of air to the reeds in the drone pipes and
the nine hole changer on which melodies can be played.
The bagpipe is a versatile instrument used on ceremonial and
military occasions for dances and for playing slow haunting laments.