What is the Scottish instrument called?

What are traditional Scottish musical instruments?

Traditional Scottish music sees instruments such as bagpipes, border pipes and small pipes, piano accordion, cello and the grand piano. However, each region seems to bring some difference to Scottish music in general. The Orkney and Shetland Isles sing English songs and play the fiddle quite frequently.

Does Scotland have a national instrument?

Scotland’s national instrument, the Bagpipe or in Gaelic “piob-mhor” (the great pipe) is not, contrary to popular belief, an instrument which has its origins in and has diffused from Scotland.

What are the 5 main Scottish instruments?


  • Accordion.
  • Bagpipes.
  • Fiddle.
  • Guitar.
  • Harp.
  • Tin whistle.
  • Bodhrán.
  • Notes.

What instrument do Scottish men play?

The bagpipe is the national instrument of Scotland and is best represented in the music of the Scottish Highlands. Many, who hear the bagpipe played, think of Scotland as the origin of the unique instrument.

Is the fiddle Scottish?

The fiddle is one of the three national instruments of Scotland, the others being the bagpipes and the clarsach. The fiddle may have come to Scotland first with the crusaders.

Is the harpsichord a string instrument?

The harpsichord is a keyboard instrument in which the strings are plucked, rather than hit with a hammer (which is the mechanism for the piano, a more recent development).

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Why were the bagpipes banned in Scotland?

The playing of the Bagpipe was banned in Scotland after the uprising of 1745. They were classified as an instrument of war by the loyalist government. They were kept alive in secret. Anyone caught carrying pipes were punished, the same as any man that bore arms for Bonnie Prince Charlie.