Bagpipes - A National Collection of a National Instrument
By Dr. Hugh Cheape. Based on a 'national collection of the national instrument' now assembled in National Museums Scotland, this book offers an account of the musicology of the bagpipe in its European context, including the remarkable influence of the Baroque on Scotland's musical traditions.
Dr Cheape, formerly Head of the Scottish Material Culture Research Centre, National Museums Scotland, was largely responsible for building this bagpipe collection. He is now a Lecturer and Course Leader at the university of the Highlands and Islands. He has published many articles on Scottish history, and his books include the ever-popular Tartan: The Highland Habit.