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Page 27 of 30 illustrating the pipes heard on Bagpipes of the World

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DIPLE
Croatia ~ Dalmation Coast

cylindrical double-bore chanter with single-blade reeds



General Comments:

The Diple is another probably very early sort of pipe. Diples are considered a catagory of pipes and there are quite a few variations from region to region. The Surle (pipe no. 19) is a related instrument, also Croation.

Musical Notes:


The scales and key signatures given may be regarded as approximations; bagpipes may deviate from conventional standards in absolute and relative pitch.


The Croatian Diple (pronounced dip'- lay) being played by Sean Folsom.
The interesting carving on the chanter stock.

Carved chanter stocks on bagpipes are found in all degrees - from simple decorative lines to elaborate full-relief.
Detail showing the blowpipe.

More carving, on the blowpipe stock.
Yet another nice carving on the Diple.

This is a plug which takes the place of the tied knot found at the back end of many goatskin pipe bags.
The two single blade reeds, set into the carved chanter.


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