Unknown # 6
This is an outstanding example of an early 19th century bagpipe. The pipes were owned and played by Dougald Campbell, born in Islay, Scotland in 1819. It is probable, based on searches, that Dougald played for the 79th Highlanders and was possibly its Pipe Major. He emigrated to Quebec, Canada, where he married a and had 8 children. He continued to play the pipes,and eventually, he played for the Prince of Wales at the Victoria Bridge Grand Opening in 1859. Mr. Campbell died at the age of 78, in 1897!
Mr. Cambpell's great grandson, Charlie (aged 83) now owns the pipes.
There are features of this bagpipe that line up very closely with the bagpipe seen in the Donald MacDonald exhibit under page 4. These include the cord beads, the long bass drone top section, the profile of the bells, and the profile of the bottom sections. All very interesting.