Huemmelchen 1 drone with moss green bag
The Hümmelchen is a German Renaissance bagpipe that was nearly forgotten but was rediscovered in the 1970s and has since become an integral part of the medieval folk scene. It is quieter than many other bagpipe models, practical to play at room volume and can therefore be combined with other instruments without amplification.
If you want to start playing the bagpipes, this is the best place to start because the Hümmelchen needs much less air and above all needs less air pressure than the well-known Scottish Great Highland Bagpipes (a.k.a. the market bag). Also, the drones can be stopped so even less air is needed, so that especially beginners can concentrate more on learning the basic techniques.
The wooden parts of our Hümmelchen are made of rosewood, the bellows of cowhide, which are produced and tanned according to EU standards. The reeds come from quality manufacturers and are made of plastic. Therefore they are more robust and require less maintenance than natural reeds. Our Hümmelchen is characterized by its excellent response and tuning stability. The drones are tuned to D and A, the scale of the chanter to D minor with some additional notes: C4-D4-E4-F4-G4-A4-Bb4-B4-C5-C#5-D5.