Flageolet like this example are woodwind musical instruments and members of the flippe flute family. This flageolet is made of brass, it consists in a unique joint and it has a shield with the initials "H. L" in the centre. This instrument once belonged to Robert Anderson, known as the Cumberland Bard, who became well known in the late 18th Century, for his songs and ballads , most of them composed to be sung to familiar airs in a broad dialect. In his ballads Robert Anderson depicted the people of Carlisle in a friendly and humorous way, describing various aspects of their daily life with great fidelity.
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