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Very poor quality recording/performance in article[edit]

The Skye Boat Song clip in the second paragraph is very low quality and doesn't work great as a representative work of bagpipe music - both in terms of recording quality and artistry.

If I could provide a copyright-free clip of the same tune with better recording quality and performance, would it be eligible to be in the article? (talk) 02:55, 20 July 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I dispute "evidence for pre-Roman era bagpipes is still uncertain" -- I argue that evidence for pre-13th Century evidence is uncertain[edit]

The way it's phrased currently implies that evidence for Roman and post-Roman bagpipes may be certain. My understanding is that there is no absolutely ironclad evidence for bagpipes is in the Cantigas, from 13th century Spain. I would like to modify the article to be more explicit that even Roman pipes are still a contested issue. Any objections? MatthewVanitas (talk) 19:43, 25 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Bagpipes and gaida are the same[edit]

I am Bulgarian. I propose merge of the entire endoctrination. I already made references in the introduction. I propose immediate merge. It's essentially called "gaida", but there's even professional education in NMA "National Musical Academy" in Sofia. I don't, I am drummer, and smoker, I don't have breath. Really. Hard tests. But we call it as "gaida in bagpipe". Merge, immediately.

Regards: The Mad Hatter (talk)
The way this proposal is currently framed by the tag on this article, it could be seen as to merge bagpipes into gaida and is stated thus at Wikipedia:WikiProject Scotland/Article alerts. Can I assume that the intent is in fact to merge gaida into bagpipes, in which case please alter the tagging to the {{mergefrom}} form? (On the off-chance the tag is as intended, I would oppose.) Mutt Lunker (talk) 10:01, 4 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What notes can it play?[edit]

It would be good if the article gave the notes that a bagpipe can play. I've seen sources that say that it goes from the G above Middle C to the A an octave higher, in Dorian Mode. I don't have a good reference. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 04:21, 30 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This article is about a fairly disparate family of instruments, thus with a variety of ranges and notes available, dealt with in the specific articles. You're referring to the nominal range of the Great Highland Bagpipe, though they tend to be about 3/4s of tone sharp relative to concert pitch. Mutt Lunker (talk) 09:10, 30 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, and that is Mixolydian, not Dorian (as I thought). Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:42, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
My daughter plays chanter (I assume of this type) and she said that it can't play Happy Birthday to You in any key. But it looks it can play it in A. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:53, 3 May 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Merge from Gaida[edit]

Gaida seems to be just a word for bagpipes used in several European languages. I can't find anything to show this term is differentiated by scholars (what makes gaidas different from bagpipes except region of origin?). In other words, gaida seems to be a WP:POVFORK of dubious stand-alone WP:GNG. A merge and redirect seems warranted. PS. While arguably different typs of bagpipes, culturally connected to different regions, warrant subarticles (Kaba gaida, or Great Highland bagpipe), I can't find any sources that say that "gaidas" are a specific subtype of bagpipes. It's just just a word for "bagpipe" used in the Balkan region. PS. This merge proposal is inspired by the followng discussion on pl wiki, where several users expressed the sentiment I summarized above: pl:Wikipedia:Poczekalnia/artykuły/2022:07:14:Gajda_(instrument_muzyczny). Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:00, 20 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm uncertain about this. Greek WP has two separate articles for bagpipe and gaida (Άσκαυλος, Γκάιντα), as does Bulgarian (Волинка, Гайда), implying that these are considered two separate concepts in (at least those two) cultures where the gaida exists. Doremo (talk) 12:16, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]