Chanter, tenor drone and common stock for the cornemuse.
Date Made20th Century
DescriptionTechnical description: 14-inch chanter; the finger-holes have been finished by burning out. Drone with two sections and a single reed. Light hardwood. The chanter and drone stock have been carved out of a single piece of wood, decorated with a simple geometric design and the edges chamfered off, length 150, width 68, depth 35; the air pipe for the tenor drone has been bored to the left of the chanter air pipe which runs straight through the stock, and the two are joined horizontally by a pipe which has been bored through the shoulder of the stock and then closed off. The common stock itself is set in a small stock with a hemped tenon, length 65, which would be tied into the bag of the bagpipe.
Noteshugh cheape, 1982.
MeasurementsChanter 356; drone 410.
ProvenanceFormerly stock of Messrs J. & R. Glen or from the collection of the firm's proprietors.; Lent by the Trustees of the National Museums of Scotland K.2003.787.
CollectionMIMEd; Ross Collection