This light brown wooden and ivory chanter presents three holes, one on one side and the other two on the other side. There are some marks on one on the side, perhaps the maker's initials, but the letters are unrecognisable. This chanter once belonged to Robert Anderson, 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 familar 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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