I can post this here as I know I will get an answer.
Do bagpipes have a native key? If I write a piece of music for bagpipes and accordion, say, should I write it in concert pitch, or in Bb, or can bagpipes play in a multitude of keys, just like a real instrument?
How about the drone? Is it a set pitch? Can you choose a note? Is it even a note at all?
Can you tune bagpipes?*
I reserve the right to ask follow up questions!
* the man who plays them outside the Eagle Centre can’t.