Notes on Duncan MacDougall
Notes on Duncan MacDougall
Duncan and Gavin MacDougall
Duncan and Gavin MacDougall
This is a beautiful Duncan MacDougall bagpipe in cocuswood and ivory.  The owner purchased the bagpipe as a J & R Glen.  He was more than just a little pleased when I congratulated him on his Duncan MacDougall bagpipe!
Duncan MacDougall

Many experts are of the opinion that two makers that stand above all others.  One is Donald MacDonald and the other is Duncan MacDougall.  Duncan's bagpipes are revered for the bass drone have a very broad rich spectrum of sound that blends seamlessly with the tenors. 

Duncan took over his father's business (John) in 1857.  He moved the business to Edinburgh a few years later, where it remained until 1873 when he returned to Taymouth Castle as Piper.  He continued his pipe making business in Aberfeldy until his death in 1898 at age 61.  His home is pictured to the right.
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