musicians saw to merriment in castles and inns all over Europe
in the fourteenth and fifteenth century. These so-called City
Pipers made music in village greens and market squares, at
parties, fairs and on other special occasions.
‘s-Hertogenbosch is the only city in the Netherlands, and one of
the few cities in Europe, where, in 1984, a group of City Pipers
was re-established. On this site you will read more about the
history, uniforms, instruments
of this group. de Stadspijpers.
You can also read where they have their next
Because of new insights in the history of
the City Pipers, this group of musicians has undergone a real
metamorphosis. The original uniforms, instruments and decorations
have been truly copied according to the
traditional methods of 1530.
the greater part this metamor-phosis
was made possible by sponsors.
Thanks to their support we are
confident that the music of the olden times will be heard again
in the streets and squares of
‘s-Hertogenbosch. The City Pipers will once more be the
‘s-Hertogenbosch, both in the Netherlands and abroad.