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"Northumbrian Piper" © Stuart Forster

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"This photograph shoes a Northumbrian piper in traditional dress. Bagpipes from neighbouring Scotland are more famous throughout the world as a whole, but Northumbrian bagpipes, consisting of one chanter and four drones, can lay just as great a claim to being part of the heritage of the region from where they come. Played well, as they are by the man shown here, the Northumbrian pipes can be used to play some fine melodies."