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This is one of the most frequently asked questions at Henderson's, so know from the start that you're not alone in your search. Plus, you're joining a community of people interested in this instrument and happy to help you along. We're very glad you're considering taking up the pipes and hope this information helps to give you some direction. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call or email.

Beginning the Bagpipes

History of the Bagpipes

The Great Highland Bagpipe has a storied past. Used by armys and individuals, view our article on this great instrument's history.

Beginning the Bagpipes

What You Need to Begin Playing the Bagpipes

Here's what you'll need to start playing the highland bagpipe.

Beginning the Bagpipes

Find a Bagpipe Instructor

From books to one-on-one instruction, there are plenty of resources available to help you on your journey.

Beginning the Bagpipes

Piping Schools, Clinics & Workshops

If you would like to learn in a group setting, consider some of the schools and clinics available.

Beginning the Bagpipes

Buying Bagpipes: How Will my Bagpipes be set up

Each set of bagpipes we ship out goes through a process of testing and quality control.

International Shipping

Holiday Shipping Promotion

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Promotion applies to standard shipping within the U.S. only. For free shipping, order must total $199 or more before shipping and taxes. Free or flat rate shipping is not available for bass drums, bass drum cases, or bagpipe services. Promotion applies to orders placed on or after November 29. Offer ends December 14, 2012.