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Re: Bagpipe Commonality

Poster: "R. Mark Jones" <rmark@access.digex.net>

> Dafydd wrote:
> >
> >Bryn Watkins speculates about bagpipes being instruments of war.
> >
> >Sorry, it ain't so.  

And Corun replied:

> At least in England it's so. I forget which king of England (but I believe
> it was past our period) did this, but he declared the bagpipes a weapon of 
> war.

The legal decision that caused bagpipes to be classified as 'weapons of war'
was rendered in the wake of the Jacobean Revolt, if my memory is correct.
That classification still stands today.


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