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GUEST,Jack Campin Some help about whistles and keys (21) RE: Some help about whistles and keys 29 May 18

Most Northumbrian pipes "in F" (at least the older ones) aren't really - they use a pitch in between F# and F, sometimes referred to as "F-off". Historically it seems to really be G at A=405 pitch, as used in France during the Baroque (the NSP is a descendant of the French musette de cour).

Coincidentally I happen to have a Georgian salamuri (8-hole whistle) in A=405 (why they use this I have no idea). I'll probably bring it to Whitby and hope I find one of those old-school NSP players.

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