Cornish Bagpipes: Fact and Fiction

Hagmann, Lea Salome (2020). Cornish Bagpipes: Fact and Fiction (Submitted). In: A World of Bagpipes. Routledge

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The Cornish bagpipe Pyba is closely connected to the music revival in Cornwall, UK, which started in the late 1970s. Belonging to one of the six so-called Celtic nations - alongside Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Isle of Man and Brittany - the Cornish revivalists were eager to promote Cornwall’s music as Celtic rather than English. They saw the bagpipe as a particularly Celtic instrument, which would legitimise their claim for a unique musical Cornish heritage and might promote Cornwall’s Celticity at parades on local feast days and at Interceltic Festivals.

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Book Section (Book Chapter)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Musicology

UniBE Contributor:

Hagmann, Lea Salome


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
700 Arts > 780 Music






Lea Salome Hagmann

Date Deposited:

11 Dec 2019 12:30

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05 Dec 2022 15:33


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