Instructables user wasabi32746 says that this instrument doesn’t really sound like bagpipes, but works the same way and is fun to play. These bagpipes from recorders and garbage bags might be fun to make with your kids (and educational)!

4 thoughts on “How-To: Makeshift Bagpipes

  1. Very cool idea, but…
    The sound of one recorder is bad enough, I can’t imagine purposefully hooking them up to play together. Eeesh! This is definitely a craft to do at grandma’s house.

  2. First done by certain Northumbrian pipers not long ago. If you’re going to add drones, use wax and tape to seal the finger-holes to give a major chord C-E-G. Also use tape to seal the end of the chanter to give an octave difference.

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