Encyclopaedic dictionary of international terminology
Bagpipes and related instruments
An organological-linguistic study, provided with several appendices
"Whereas God invented the flute, the Devil invented the bagpipe,
but he could use the instrument only after he took wax from the bees - which are God's creatures - to tune his instrument."
(Old Romanian narrative)
Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669): Straatmuzikanten (Wandering musicians).
(Etching, ca.1635, 137 x 115 mm)