JWM BAGPIPES OF CANADA

JOHN WILSON'S MACDOUGALL BAGPIPE

John Wilson's 1885 MacDougall bagpipe before restoration - over twenty years of neglect had done considerable damage to the wood. Drone tenons were split. The silver, though tarnished, was in perfect condition, as was the ivory.

After restoration - tenons repaired, silver cleaned (but not polished), ivory cleaned, wood oiled and wax finished. All work in repair, refinishing, and restoration done by Thomas Pipe Works. This beautiful legendary bagpipe is now in California,where it continues to be played by a young professional grade piper. All photos this page courtesy of Jim McGillivray.

Background: William MacDonald, uncle of the great John MacDonald of Inverness, in his MacLeay portrait as Prince of Wales' Piper. He is playing a MacDougall bagpipe