Mynstrels, gwreugh dhen-ny pyba, may hyllyn warbarth donsya,


Mynstrels, gwreugh dhen-ny pyba, may hyllyn warbarth donsya,

That headline quotation was taken from the Passio Domini play.


There is also a reference in the Cornish language to pipes in the Origo Mundi :

'Abarth an tas,  menstral a ras,  pebough ware '

which means

' In the name of the father, Minstrels of grace, pipe at once.'


You can see an example of Cornish pipes carved in the early sixteenth century on a bench end in Altarnun Church, Bodmin Moor. Other examples of carvings of Cornish pipes are in churches at nearby Davidstow, St Austell and Braddock.