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.
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.
A Clash of Kings
At Chataya's brothel, an old man plays a cheerful air on the pipes from behind an ornate Myrish screen.
Lancel Lannister sings The Seasons of My Love to Cersei Lannister, accompanied by a high harp mingled with a trilling of pipes.
At the Fist of the First Men, someone plays a plaintive tune on the pipes.
Pipers perform for Daenerys Targaryen at Qarth.
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.
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.
During the Battle of the Blackwater, fiddlers and pipers play a merry tune in the Queen's Ballroom of Maegor's Holdfast.
Warhorns, drums, and pipes are played in Stannis Baratheon's fleet during the Battle of the Blackwater.
A Storm of Swords
Pipes are played, mixed with flute and harp, at the wedding ceremony of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark.
The ghost of High Heart predicts the Red Wedding, stating that she dreamt of drums, horns, pipes, and screams.
Drums, horns, fiddles, and pipes are played at the Red Wedding.
During breakfast in the Queen's Ballroom, musicians stroll among the tables, piping and fluting and fiddling.
Pipes are played at the wedding of Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell.
Wildlings play warhorns, drums, and pipes to announce their coming at the battle beneath the Wall.
A Feast for Crows
Aeron Greyjoy remembers that he played the pipes as a young man.
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.
A Dance with Dragons
In Wyman Manderly's secret room in the New Castle, Davos Seaworth hears pipes and fiddles close by.
Pipes and drums are played at Winterfell while Mance Rayder sings and plays the lute.
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.
The Winds of Winter
At the Gate, a sailor plays an instrument identified as "sea pipes".
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 36, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 15, Tyrion III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 25, Tyrion VI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 34, Jon IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 40, Daenerys III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 45, Catelyn VI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 48, Daenerys IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 57, Sansa V.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 58, Davos III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 28, Sansa III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 43, Arya VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 50, Arya X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 51, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 52, Arya XI.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 64, Jon VIII.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 1, The Prophet.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 14, Brienne III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 29, Davos IV.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 49, Jon X.
- ↑ The Winds of Winter, Chapter , Mercy.