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Re: Bagpipe Commonality

Poster: Matthew Allen Newsome <mnewsome@warren-wilson.edu>

On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, David KUIJT wrote:
> Sorry, it ain't so.  Bagpipes are a very common musical instrument,
> shown in illustrations throughout the middle ages, and throughout
> Europe.  You can see bagpipes illustrated in the Lutrell psalter,
> in the wedding paintings of Brueghel, and so on.  The miller is shown
> playing bagpipes in some of the earliest illustrations of the Canterbury 
> Tales.  You see bagpipes in Du"rer, and in the playing cards of the
> sixteenth century.

In most medieval illustrations of bagpipes, they have a very.... 
*interesting* resembalnce to a certain part of the male anatomy.  (Which 
is proably one reason why Chaucer chose to portray the miller as a piper!)
(currently trying to be a Chaucer scholar-- got an A on my midterm!!! yay!)
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