Merry Christmas from
The Celtic Croft
MacGregor Historic Games!
Originally Published December 2011
Bagpipes in humor is nothing new, so just for fun I thought I would
take a quick look at satirical representations of bagpipes through the
A fool dancing to the devil’s bagpipe. Probably 16th century.
A caricature of the Pope as a donkey playing pipes by Lucas Cranach. The caption reads:
‘The pope alone can interpret Scripture and sweep
away misapprehension in the same way that a donkey alone can play the bagpipes and get the notes right’. Dated 1545.
An 18th century caricature ‘The Scotch Wedding’ artist unknown.
And finally an interesting general collection of bagpipes in art