Welsh bagpipes

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Welsh bagpipes (Welsh pipa cŵd, pibau cŵd, pibgod, cotbib, pibau cyrn, chwibanogl a chod, sachbib, backpipes, bacbib, refer specifically to a bagpipe; the generic term pibau (pipes) which covers all woodwind instruments is also used) have been played, documented, represented or described in Wales since the fourteenth century. In 1376, the poet Iolo Goch describes the instrument in his Cywydd to Syr Hywel y Fwyall. Henry Lewis, Thomas Roberts ac Ifor Williams (gol.), Cywyddau Iolo Goch ac Eraill, 1350-1450 (Bangor, 1925; ail arg. Caerdydd, 1937). Also, in the same century, Brut y Tywysogion ("Chronicle of the Princes"), written around 1330 AD, states that there are three types of wind instrument: Organ a Phibeu a Cherd y got ("organ, and pipes, and bag music").THE HISTORY OF THE VALE OF NEATH by D. RHYS PHILLIPS Facsimile Edition West Glamorgan County Archive Service and Neath Borough Council...
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