Reed pipes

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The reed pipes or simply pipes are a musical instrument of the woodwind family. It is presumably similar to bagpipes.

A musician who plays the reed pipes is called a piper.[1]

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A Game of Thrones

Catelyn Stark remarks that Tyrion Lannister has played Lysa Arryn like a set of pipes, and is too deaf to hear the tune.[2]

A Clash of Kings

At Chataya's brothel, an old man plays a cheerful air on the pipes from behind an ornate Myrish screen.[3]

Lancel Lannister sings The Seasons of My Love to Cersei Lannister, accompanied by a high harp mingled with a trilling of pipes.[4]

At the Fist of the First Men, someone plays a plaintive tune on the pipes.[5]

Pipers perform for Daenerys Targaryen at Qarth.[6]

When Ser Edmure Tully returns to Riverrun after the Battle of the Fords, the castle is celebrating. Rymund the Rhymer plays his harp, accompanied by a pair of drummers and a youth with a set of reed pipes.[7]

Daenerys hears a dissonant piping in the House of the Undying, upsetting Drogon and causing him to lash his tail wildly from side to side.[8]

During the Battle of the Blackwater, fiddlers and pipers play a merry tune in the Queen's Ballroom of Maegor's Holdfast.[9]

Warhorns, drums, and pipes are played in Stannis Baratheon's fleet during the Battle of the Blackwater.[10]

A Storm of Swords

Pipes are played, mixed with flute and harp, at the wedding ceremony of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark.[11]

The ghost of High Heart predicts the Red Wedding, stating that she dreamt of drums, horns, pipes, and screams.[12]

Drums, horns, fiddles, and pipes are played at the Red Wedding.[13][14][15]

During breakfast in the Queen's Ballroom, musicians stroll among the tables, piping and fluting and fiddling.[16]

Pipes are played at the wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell.[17]

Wildlings play warhorns, drums, and pipes to announce their coming at the battle beneath the Wall.[18]

A Feast for Crows

Aeron Greyjoy remembers that he played the pipes as a young man.[19]

Brienne of Tarth reminisces about the feasts that Mace Tyrell would host for Renly Baratheon, whilst highborn maids and lovely ladies danced to the music of pipe, horn, and harp.[20]

A Dance with Dragons

In Wyman Manderly's secret room in the New Castle, Davos Seaworth hears pipes and fiddles close by.[21]

Pipes and drums are played at Winterfell while Mance Rayder sings and plays the lute.[22]

At the wedding feast of Alys Karstark and Sigorn of Thenn, Owen the Oaf plays the fiddle while several of the free folk join in with the same pipes and drums they played during the battle beneath the Wall.[23]

The Winds of Winter

At the Gate, a sailor plays an instrument identified as "sea pipes".[24]