National Geographic : 1956 Jul
© National Geographic Photographers B. Anthony Stewart (below and opposite above) and David S. Boyer + Helmsdale Piper Teaches a Friend to Make Music on the Bagpipes The lesson: keep the bag filled with air so that it flows evenly into the chanter (lower pipe) and drones (over the shoulder). The chanter, fingered by both hands, carries the melody in piercing oboelike tones; drones sound the A note in tenor and bass. 4r "Maria Troon Is My Name," Says the Old Bell at Kettins Mr. Alexander Smart, beadle of the parish church, interprets the Flemish inscriptions on this bell, a mysterious migrant from the monastery at Grobben donk near Antwerp. "Mr. Hans Popenruyder gave me, A.D. 1519," the bell adds.