View Full Version : History Of Bagpipe

06-16-2016, 09:31 AM
There are many kind of Bagpipe all around the world. From Ireland to Iran its widespread and there are various types of Bagpipes. Diversity in Bagpipes might also mean that its too old instrument. In my opinion its probably spread all around the world via CHG expansion by following southern route ( Iran---> Anatolia--->Balkans and Carpatian Basin----> North West Europe ) which we observed in some genetical admixtures results and Y Chromosome Lines of J2. I might be wrong about my ideas but it doesnt seems related with steppe expansion.

Here are some videos related with Bagpipes all around the world


Bagpipe from turkey


Bagpipe from Bulgaria


Bagpipe from Iran


Bagpipe was probably a transportation tool for acrossing rivers and used in wars for this purpose. Its also possible that it have been invented independently in different regions but it is 2nd senario for me.

And also please check that arheological findings related with bagpipes..

06-17-2016, 07:39 AM
Modern Hunter Gatherers are resourceful and find uses for all sorts of things in their environment.
Herders presumably tried to do what they could with what they, in turn, had to work with.
I like the idea of a flotation device.
It needed to be combined with a reed. What is the timing of early reed instruments?
It makes sense that the combination, once invented, travelled with herders.
As long as that was early enough, it would have been spread together with the appropriate haplogroup(s).
Which probably includes YDNA Haplogroup T when they moved into Africa.
1) Did the bagpipe also move into Africa where the herds went?
2) Haggis equivalents are also widely spread among herding populations. Did they also move with the herding haplogroup(s)?

Great topic.

08-04-2017, 05:11 PM
Birds have a good taste in music


06-03-2018, 10:40 PM
We own many thing to people who invented such a great instrument.


06-03-2018, 11:06 PM
Just the sort of (random / in for repairs) junk any itinerant copper/bronze smith might have in the waggon. Knock off the ceramic tuyere, and shove a bit of (woolly!)sheep/goat/buffalo horn on in its stead.
Wow lads! Turn that old bellows up to 11 (eleven).
Beats your scratchy old one-string fiddle any day. How about we stick a proper bronze ṣṛnga or carnyx on? Now we're cookin' on gas!
OK now set up the tiny hemp-seed smoking tent'n'brazier and break out the special aged honey-mead/horsemilk rocket-fuel : paaaaartaaaayyyy!

02-18-2021, 08:14 AM
This video shows many types of bagpipe all around world.