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Not to be confused with a different walpipe, a bagless instrument made from a cow's horn.[where?]

The walpipe is a type of bagpipe found historically in Lapland[1][2] (now known by its native name, Sápmi), a region of northern Scandinavia inhabited by the Sami people.

Late 18th century researchers noted two bagpipes in Lapland:[3] the sak-pipe and the wal-pipe.[4]


  1. ^ The Musical world. J. Alfredo Novello. 1840. pp. 74–. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Ainsworth Rand Spofford; Charles Gibbon (1893). The library of choice literature and encyclopædia of universal authorship ... Gebbie & co. pp. 351–. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ David MacRitchie (1884). Ancient and modern Britons: a retrospect. K. Paul, Trench & co. pp. 399–. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Michael Conran (1850). The national music of Ireland: containing the history of the Irish bards, the national melodies, the harp, and other musical instruments of Erin. J. Johnson. pp. 115–. Retrieved 23 April 2011.