The Piper’s Weird

The Piper’s Weird
Image by magnuscanis
Here’s a little instrument I knocked together from a couple of tin whistles and some insulating tape. It’s inspired in part by a Chinese instrument called a hulusi. I’m not yet sure whether to call it a magpipe, a piper’s weird or something completely different.

3 thoughts on “The Piper’s Weird

  1. Yes, the sound holes on the second pipe are all taped down so it produces a D note (as both whistles are in D), functioning as a drone. It tends to flip between the upper and lower octaves depending on what you’re doing on the chanter (the other pipe).

    I’m thinking of adding a second drone, with the holes taped to produce a G or an A.

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