Bagpipes

  1. Some people believe that bagpipes were invented in Egypt and were brought north by the Romans. Others think the Irish or Scottish originated them.
  2. A bagpipes player is called a “Piper”.
  3. Bagpipes were outlawed in Scotland in 1745 as a weapon of war. In 1996 they were deemed not a weapon of war.
  4. There are 2 major types of bagpipes. Scottish and Irish.
  5. The bagpipes are played at firefighter, police and military funerals because many of the service members were from Scotland and Ireland in the mid 1800’s.

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