FAQ – Cwestiynnau

Os oes unrhyw cwestunnau hoffech danfon atf, mi fyddain edrych ymlaen glywed wrthoch. 

If you have any questions you would like to ask I would be happy to hear from you. 


History – Hanes

The pibgorn (hornpipe) has been played in Wales for over a thousand years. There are similar instruments throughout Europe. The earliest written record of the Pibgorn in Wales can be found in the laws of Hywel Dda, a Welsh King from the 9th Century.

It is often thought of as an instrument played by shepherds,however, it could also be heard at the Royal Courts of Wales alongside the Crwth and Harp.

Today you can see the Pibgorn played by many Welsh folk musicians e.g. Carreg Lafar and Calan. It is also  growing in popularity internationally amongst musicians from Europe and the United States.


Photos courtesy of The Museum of Welsh Life, St Fagan. 

Lluniau yn eiddo i Amgueddfa Werin Cymru, Sain Ffagan. 




Some questions people ask / Rhai cwestiynnau mae pobl yn ofyn:

Q: Is the pibgorn as loud as a Bombard? / Ydy’r pibgorn more swnllyd a Bombard?

A: No it is not as loud as a Bombard and can be easily played along side other instruments. Na nid yw’r pibgorn mor uchel a Bombard a gellir chwarae efo offerynnau arall yn hawdd. 

Q: What is the other language used on this website alongside English? 

A: The other language is Welsh. It is a member of the Brythonic languages spoken in Wales. 

Q: Can you make pibgorn in different keys? 

A: I make pibgorn in 2 keys currently, D and Bragod (mixed tuning)

Q: What is Bragod tuning? 

A: It is a medieval Welsh tuning used for music in the oldest written harp music, the Ap Huw manuscript. 

IWarranty: My instruments carry a 1 year warranty against defective workmanship. I ask you to bear the cost of returning the instrument to me. 

Guarantee: I am happy to accept returns on any pibgorn ordered within 14 days of you receiving the product. I ask you to bear the cot of returning the instrument to me. When you order you will receive a confirmation of payment through paypal.  I will then send you an email when your order has been dispatched. In this email you will also receive a sound file of your ordered pibgorn. Orders are posted normally within 3 days. International orders can take 1-2 weeks to arrive. Please contact me if you would like priority shipping at additional charge.