The skills of bagpipe making at the Gathering

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Have you ever wondered how to make a bagpipe?

If so the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering was the event for you.

In line with its aim to keep traditional crafts alive, the festival hosted a pipe bag makers’ workshop today.

Morpeth has the ideal venue for such a session in the famous Bagpipe Museum, which is located within the Chantry.

Jackie Boyce showed the techniques needed to make the bags for a variety of instruments, including the Northumbrian Pipes.

But for those who missed the workshop, Herald photographer Jane Coltman filmed some of the action.

Jackie Boyce leads a pipe bag makers' workshop at the Bagpipe Museum.

Jackie Boyce leads a pipe bag makers' workshop at the Bagpipe Museum.