Man From Scotland Making Bagpipes In Monroe

Made in the Carolinas

The sound of bagpipes has been heard around the world for more than a thousand years. Although not created there, most people associate bagpipes with Scotland. You might assume you’d have to go there to see how the instruments are made, but you’d be wrong. Our Brian Stephenson made a short drive to meet a master craftsman who’s sending bagpipes around the world.

If you’re looking to buy a custom set of bagpipes, they’ll cost you around 5 thousand dollars, but Roddy tells us he has made a set that costs more than 10 thousand dollars. And an important note, the wood that he imports to make the bagpipes has to come from sustainable sources.

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