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Let's say you're at the local shopping mall and you wind up (as usual) in "Bagpipe City" or some similar shop. Of course the walls are filled with bagpipes from many countries. So many that you are intimidated to the point where, when approached by the salesperson, you remark tersely, "Wrong color,' and march out the door. I will leave the history of bagpipes to the experts. Instead, this will be a general guide to bagpipes.

IRELAND

The Irish Union or Uilleann (pronounced ill-an pipes have a 2-octave range. If fitted with four keys it is capable of all the chromatic intervals though the music seldom calls for most of the 'extra' notes. The C- and F-natural keys are the two most desirable additions. The uilleann pipes have three drones tuned to D in three octaves and three keyed pipes in the drone stock called regulators which are played with the wrist for rhythmic and chordal accompaniment. The pipes are bellows blown. Modern sets are in concert D pitch, which play well in the keys of D, G, and Em. Certain tunes in other keys (A, Am, Bm, etc.) are also possible. A relatively quiet pipe, they blend well with fiddle, flute and whistle. The older irish pipes were pitched lower at C, B or B-flat. These were quieter than the ones pitched in D due to the smaller bores. They might make a better acoustic blend with a harp but fiddlers would have to tune down to them. There are many good makers of Irish pipes in new and old pitch. Your best bet with reeds for these pipes is to learn to make them yourself.

Irish warpipes. There do not seem to be any surviving examples of the old pipes of Ireland. They died out about the middle of the 18th century. In the late 19th century there was a revival using what was basically a Highland pipe with one less tenor drone. This practice continued up to today in Irish pipe bands. Considering the similarity in instruments between Ireland and Scotland (the Trinity and Queen Mary harps, for example) it is highly likely the pipes were also quite similar. The irish warpipes of modern make are available in B-flat with one bass and one tenor drone. The chanter uses the same scale and fingering as Scottish pipes. Ready-made reeds are available.

SCOTLAND

Highland Pipes. You know about these, of course. They are made and played all over the world. The old pipes were slightly lower in pitch: at about A. Highland pipes today are made in B-flat [and climbing] with three drones--a bass and two tenors tuned to B-flat. The chanters on these (and Irish warpipes) are limited to 9 notes. Most people learning to play will start out with a practice chanter, which eliminates learning to work the chanter, drones and bag at the outset. Ready-made reeds for the practice chanter and Highland pipes are available.

Lowland pipes were made in southern Scotland and are bellows blown. The chanter is fingered like the highland chanter and uses the same scale. The three drones emanate from a single stock and are tuned like highland drones. Being bellows blown they use a softer reed and smaller bores, which results in a much quieter sound than the highland pipes, good for ensemble playing. New sets are available in B-flat, G or A. Ready-made reeds are also available for most of these pipes.

Scottish smallpipes are quiet cylindrically bored pipes. They are commonly bellows blown but also exist in mouth blown form. Very similar in tone to Northumbrian Pipes but the open ended chanter and playing style makes them sound a little different. They are usually fingered as a Highland pipe would be though they are more forgiving in that regard due to the bore. [cylindrical bores are not affected by cross fingerings] These pipes are made in the keys of: A,B flat, C, and D.

ENGLAND

Two reproductions from paintings of the Old English mouth-blown pipes have been developed but there seem to be no surviving originals. Both styles had two drones pitched in G.

Northumbrian pipes have had a long unbroken tradition in northern England. The old style had a keyless, close-ended chanter and three drones pitched at F. Later styles have chanters with 7-17 keys giving a great range and 4 drones used in various combinations and tunings making it possible to play in several keys. A quiet, pleasing pipe. The drones are tuned to the tonic in two octaves with a fifth between. New sets are available in ‘F’, concert G concert D, which is a slightly lower pitched set. Old sets and those based on old sets are not in concert F.Some ready-made reeds are available, although it is best to make your own.

FRANCE

The mussette [cornemuse is a general term as in ‘bagpipe’] is a mouth-blown bagpipe with two drones: a tenor in a common stock with the chanter and a bass over the shoulder. The chanter plays a standard scale with a leading tone 1/2 step below the tonic [7th] and cross-fingerings allowing several accidentals. It overblows a fourth into the upper octave.mussettes are commonly madein the keys of B-flat, A, G, and D. The most popular keys are G and D, the keys most compatible with common hurdy-gurdy tunings. Not especiallyloud for a mouth-blown pipe, the cornemuse is a good ensemble instrument.Some french made reeds are available but, as with all of the less common pipes it is best to learn to make your reeds.

The Cabrette is a bellows or mouth-blown pipe with one small drone in a common stock with the chanter. Originating in Auvergne, this pipe has spread throughout France because of its relatively easy maintenance and playability. The key of G is most commonly found, but they are also made in other keys. The drone is tuned to the tonic. These pipes overblow into the second octave, making it possible to play the many C tunes from Auvergne. Since the cabrette is played so often with the hurdy-gurdy (where the drones can be quite dominant), or in groups, many players do not use the drone.

Musette du Cour. An 18th century court instrument, the musette is the grandfather ofthe northumbrian pipe. The musette has one small, keyed chanter in F or D and a second small chanter alongside with 6 keys extending the range upwards. The musette uses three drones, same as the northumbrian pipes and tuned the same way: tonic,fifth,tonic (next octave). All the drones are bored into one piece of wood like a renaissance rackett. 6-8 slides offer a choice of drone tunings. The musette has a quiet, pretty sound. Reproductions are available in F and D. With these pipes, the reeds are of the make-it-yourself variety. France has at least fifteen different native bagpipes. Why were the Scots satisfied with only three?

BRITTANY

Biniou Koz. The best known bagpipes of Brittany. Biniou koz means old bagpipe, probably named as a reaction to the highland pipe which was introduced as the 'grand biniou' in the 1940's. The grand biniou almost replaced the biniou but a revival is making the older pipes heard again. The biniou is in B-flat, an octave about the highland pipe chanter. It has one drone, is mouth-blown and is very high pitched. The biniou is commonly teamed with the bombarde, a loud reed instrument in B-flat. The call-and-answer style of playing is very interesting, as are the haunting melodies of the

The Veuze is a lower pitched pipe in C, B-flat, A or G. One drone is most common in old pictures but two-drone models are also available. These pipes are mouth-blown. The available literature makes no mention of bombardes being used with the veuze; however, it would be possible with an instrument pitched in B-flat or C.

SPAIN

Gaita. The Spanish pipes are available in three keys: B-flat, C and D. They are mouth-blown (though bellows are sometimes used) with a bass drone. Some models have a tenor drone; some have a ronquillo drone as a substitute for the tenor. The ronquillo uses a double reed (as in the chanter) and sounds a 12th above the tonic. The Spanish pipes, being smaller and supporting fewer drones than the Scots pipes are relatively easy to blow. They tend to be dependable and easy to maintain. Many gaita chanters can be fitted with slightly modified (thinner and shortened) highland pipe reeds.

ITALY

Zampogna. These pipes are used in Italy and Sicily. The larger models use all double reeds. They have two chanters and two drones in a common stock. Often the small drone is a dummy. Some larger models have chanters in octaves and are used to back up the piffaro (shawm) or singing. Other models have chanters of the same size tuned in fourths. These are for solo use and capable or playing the entire melody between the two chanters. The larger models in common use are pitched in F, G or A although some huge zampognas are made in Italy. Smaller zampognas use single reeds throughout. In these, pitches may be as high as B-flat. The smaller zampognas use chanters tuned in fourths. Zampognas require constant adjustment but the beautiful harmonies they produce with their double chanters and drones sounding the fifth are worth any amount of fussing. Make your own reeds--these pipes are very forgiving and respond to various patterns of reeds. This isn’t to say they are easy to keep in tune. Using three to five double reeds in a mouth blown pipe is makes for an ever changing pitch problem. Plastic reeds have been used with some success.

The Piva is extinct in its northern Italian home and appropriate music may be hard to come by but reproductions are available. The piva consists of one chanter and one drone. Some makers use a double reed chanter and some use single reed. These pipes are very small and easy blowing.

EASTERN EUROPE

Bulgarian Gaida. The single bass drone and chanter both employ single reeds. These are easy to blow but hard to play well. They are made in D and G, often sold with one chanter in each key and an extra drone so that one set can be used for music in both keys. The gaida uses a goatskin bag. Reeds are generally made by the player. This is a fantastic instrument in the right hands.

Macedonian Gaida. Similar in basic form to the bulgarian gaida, it has one bass drone and a chanter, is mouth-blown and pitched in B-flat or A.

The Hungarian Duda has a bass drone with a horn on the end. The chanter and tenor drone are bored into the same piece of wood with a fingerhole in the drone bore allowing two drone notes. The stock that holds the chanter/drone is invariably a large carving of a goat head. A very picturesque bagpipe in the key of A. It can be either mouth- or bellows-blown.

Polish Koza. The Polish pipes are more related in appearance to some old german pipes. It uses a large goatskin bag (hair out) and a single reed chanter, cylindrical bore and deep pitch, with a large horn and brass bell at the end. The bass drone typically has the same bell. It is usually bellows-blown and produces a mellow, low pitch. A carved goatshead stock similar to the duda is common. The single reeds are often made of a cane blade lapped onto copper tubing.

EARLY BAGPIPES

Flemish. In paintings of Bruegal and Teniers we see the renaissance pipers playing an instrument with two drones in a common stock. The relative lengths of the drone suggests they were tuned in fifths (a very pleasing drone chord). No pipes of this type survived. Most modern reproductions are made in the keys of F or G. Some sets use commercially available reeds. Some sets are "make-your-own".

The Medieval bagpipes were either a chanter only (no drone) or with one bass drone. While it is probable that some of the pipes of this time had single reed chanters, the frequency of the conical shaped chanter and vent holes make the likelihood of double reeds stronger. In later times we see statuary with double chanters and a bass drone. Reproductions of medieval pipes are available with various types of reeds. Some claim that medieval can only have been one and one drone have failed to take into consideration the fact that Nero minted a coin in 57 A.D. on which a double chantered bagpipe and bellows was embossed.

Space, availability and knowledge prevent me from going much further--into the many more bagpipes found on the continent and North Africa. If I've left out your favorite pipe bear in mind that I'm only a volunteer!


Complete Highland Bagpipe Kit Kit includes everything the aspiring piper needs to get started; hard case, instruction book, cassette, reeds, seasoning, hemp spool, stoppers, extra full reed sets, and full size, rosewood Highland bagpipes. The ideal starter package! BAG260   $310.00  

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Learn to Play the Bagpipe Kit with rosewood chanter Kit includes everything the aspiring piper needs to get started. Includes a rosewood practice chanter and Shepherd's Bagpipe Tutor- A New Method of Practice Chanter Tuition book and CD BAG035   $55.00  

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How To Play The Bagpipe Kit Kit includes everything the aspiring piper needs to get started. Includes a rosewood practice chanter and How To Play Bagpipe Method With Tune with CD

How To Play Bagpipe Method With Tune with CD is a great addition to our "How To" series. This incredibly popular guide provides the basic knowledge needed to become a masterful bagpiper. Our unique approach includes instructions, diagrams & sketches detailing basic music theory, finger positions, grace notes, doublings and other items essential to the fundamental understanding of the bagpipe. This edition of How to Play the Bagpipe Method & Tune book now includes an instructional performance CD. This "award winning" method begins by providing a general understanding of basic music theory, knowledge that is not only applicable to the bagpipe, but is universal regardless of the instrument you may study. Once you have developed a musical vocabulary, you will learn to play the practice chanter, which concentrates on learning the fingerings before attempting to incorporate breathing techniques and the handling of the full set of pipes. Next you will learn to play five or six simple tunes on the chanter. Once you have mastered these pieces, you may advance to playing the bagpipe itself. Then you'll get to hear one of the greatest pipers today. Although his modesty and contractual obligations have required us to keep him anonymous, we can tell you that his credits include contributions to the movie soundtracks of "The Titanic", Braveheart" and so many other modern day films. This incredible piper is the first on call in Hollywood for any production. So sit back, listen, learn and enjoy at your own pace. Once you have constructed a solid foundation test your skills and build your repertoire. Relish the excitement of learning to play 30 all-time favorites on this beautifully obscure instrument: Includes the following "Piper" favorites; Sword Dance - Corriechoillie's Welcome March - The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel - The High Road to Linton - Tail Toddle - Blue Bells of Scotland - Robin Adair - The Barren Rocks of Aden - 42nd Highlanders - Scotland the Brave - Highland Laddie - My Love She's But a Lassie Yet - Happy We've Been A'Thegither - The Green Hills of Tyroll - March Teribus - Earl of Mansfield's March - Corn Riggs - My Home - Rowan Tree - The Pride of Scotland - Pibroch Donald Dhu - The Cameron Men - A Hundred Pipers - The Marquis of Huntly - Kenmure's March - Bonnie Dundee - The lnvercauld March - Monymusk - The Kilt is My Delight - The Piper O'Drummond. BAG334   $40.00  


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Parlor Pipes Made of cocuswood with imitation ivory mounts, a red and black tartan, and full braided cord dressing. Genuine leather bag, and conditioned flapper valves. A quiet indoor bagpipe. Best used with only one of the drones although you can use all 3. BAG002   $185.00  

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Brian Boru Bagpipe plays chromatic music; fingers differently than Highland pipe. Key of Bb, tunes to A-440, extends range down one note and up 3 notes BAG167   $950.00  

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Brian Boru Bagpipe Chanter 10 Key plays chromatic music; fingers differently than Highland pipe. Key of Bb, tunes to A-440, extends range down one note and up 3 notes BAG168   $395.00  

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Brian Boru Bagpipe Chanter 4 Key Fingers differently than Highland pipe. Key of Bb, tunes to A-440, extends range down one note and up 2 notes BAG168-4   $295.00  

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Electronic Practice Chanter Electronic sensors replace actual tone holes in this chanter. The spacing of the sensors is the same as that of an actual Highland pipe.

Pitch, volume and touch control are easily adjustable.

Can be used with the included earphones, or with a headset or sound system.

Length: 9" Key of Bb (pitch adjustable in either direction)

Uses three 1.5 Volt LR44, SR44, or V357 batteries. Expected lifetime is approx. 50 hours. To replace all 3 batteries remove the plug by gently pulling DO NOT UNSCREW THE PLUG insert batteries postive towards the plug

The earphones play out of one side only with monaural equipment, but a mono adapter can be purchased at an electronics store to divide the sound between both sides. BAG256   $299.00  


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Highland Pipes, full size, rosewood Inexpensive pipes of good quality can be difficult to find, and these pipes should not be confused with cheaper export grades available today. Each of the full Highland sets we offer are well tuned and have meticulously polished bores. They utilize seasoned, secure flapper valves, authentic hide bags, and consistent lathing techniques for air solid pipe and reed fittings. Crafted of high grade, dried and seasoned Rosewood, they are cleanly made, and very capable instruments for students and regular practitioners of the Bagpiping art. Two full sets of hemp wound reeds are included, plus setup and care instructions. Fully dressed with decorative braided pipe cord, authentic Scottish tartan, with imitation Ivory or nickel silver engraved mounts available on certain models. BAG003   $270.00  

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Highland Pipes, full size, cocuswood Inexpensive pipes of good quality can be difficult to find, and these pipes should not be confused with cheaper export grades available today. Each of the full Highland sets we offer are well tuned and have meticulously polished bores. They utilize seasoned, secure flapper valves, authentic hide bags, and consistent lathing techniques for air solid pipe and reed fittings. Crafted of high grade, dried and seasoned Cocuswood, they are cleanly made, and very capable instruments for students and regular practitioners of the Bagpiping art. Two full sets of hemp wound reeds are included, plus set-up and care instructions. Fully dressed with decorative braided pipe cord, authentic Scottish tartan, with imitation Ivory mounts. BAG005   $360.00  

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Highland Pipes, full size, ebony, with hardcase Inexpensive pipes of good quality can be difficult to find, and these pipes should not be confused with cheaper export grades available today. Each of the full Highland sets we offer are well tuned and have meticulously polished bores. They utilize seasoned, secure flapper valves, authentic hide bags, and consistent lathing techniques for air solid pipe and reed fittings. Crafted of high grade, dried and seasoned Ebony, they are cleanly made, and very capable instruments for students and regular practitioners of the Bagpiping art. Two full sets of hemp wound reeds are included, plus setup and care instructions. BAG006   $675.00  

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Highland Pipes, full size, ebony good quality Inexpensive pipes of good quality can be difficult to find, and these pipes should not be confused with cheaper export grades available today. Each of the full Highland sets we offer are well tuned and have meticulously polished bores. They utilize seasoned, secure flapper valves, authentic hide bags, and consistent lathing techniques for air solid pipe and reed fittings. Crafted of high grade, dried and seasoned Ebony, they are cleanly made, and very capable instruments for students and regular practitioners of the Bagpiping art. Two full sets of hemp wound reeds are included, plus set-up and care instructions. Fully dressed with decorative braided pipe cord, authentic Scottish tartan, with imitation Ivory or nickel silver engraved mounts available on certain models. BAG007   $719.10  

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Practice Chanter, rosewood Designed to be used as a practice tool, as the name implies, practice chanters are the ideal, inexpensive way to learn and maintain the finer points of bagpipe fingering and breath control. A simple instrument, it utilizes an internally mounted, hemp wound reed. Flat finger the chanter as you would a standard bagpipe chanter, and blow through the white mouthpiece. It is lightweight, compact, and a very easy way to maintain those bagpipe chops! A must have for the piping student. Available in various wood types and mounts designs.

BAG009   $30.00  

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Practice Chanter, cocuswood, engraved mounts Designed to be used as a practice tool, as the name implies, practice chanters are the ideal, inexpensive way to learn and maintain the finer points of bagpipe fingering and breath control. A simple instrument, it utilizes an internally mounted, hemp wound reed. Flat finger the chanter as you would a standard bagpipe chanter, and blow through the white mouthpiece. It is lightwieght, compact, and a very easy way to maintain those bagpipe chops! A must have for the piping student. Available in various wood types and mounts designs. BAG011   $30.00  

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Ebony Practice Chanter Engraved nickeled ferrule and sole (nickeled band on mouth piece not engraved). Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes. Includes reed. Approximately 19 inches long assembled. The stock on our chanters is approximately .595 -.61 inches (around 9/16-5/18") in diameter. BAG012   $116.91  

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Biniou-Koz, ebony Small loud and very shrill bagpipe of the Bretagne region of France, 1 chanter,1 blow pipe, 1 drone, BAG014   $625.00  

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Pocket Practice Chanter The Pocket Practice Chanter by Pipers' Choice. This is the original pocket practice chanter. It was designed by Gord Tuck of St. Thomas. This unique practice chanter has been designed to fit in a pocket or bag and is quickly assembled so you can play when you feel the need. The four piece design is specially machined to provide perfect alignment of the holes. An excellent traveler's companion! Reed is included. BAG033   $146.00  

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Long Model Ebony Practice Chanter Engraved nickeled ferrule and sole (nickeled band on mouth piece not engraved). Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes. Includes reed. The stock on our chanters is approximately .595 -.61 inches (around 9/16-5/18") in diameter. BAG037   $134.91  

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Children's Highland Bagpipe Designed as a practice tool for young children, with the look of a full size Highland bagpipe for added motivation! Offers a fully functioning chanter to help the young piper learn breath control and finger patterns, scales, and ornamentation. Three non-functioning "decorative" drones are designed to give the young student an overall feel of handling the pipes. More interesting to practice on than a standard practice chanter, this kid's pipe set is perfect to keep the child student interested and motivated in their studies.

Sound Sample BAG038C   $55.00  

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Scottish Bagpipes by McLeod When you are ready to move into a set of finely crafted, authentic Scottish made bagpipes, McLeod are the best choice. Meticulously crafted and surprisingly affordable, providing features normally reserved for much higher priced instruments. Offering a detailed design crafted of African Blackwood, with a full compliment of nickel ferrule mounts, these are beautiful pipes with a full bodied, solid, stable sound. Includes fit to post chanter reed and tenor / tenor / bass drone reeds. McLeod are a true value in high- end bagpipes, impressively designed with reliable, precision craftsmanship and function. Used one metal stock ferrule replaced. BAG040   $1375.00  

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Shuttle Pipes Shuttle Bagpipes offer a unique, enjoyable alternative to the Highland Pipes that are seen and heard so often today. Mainstays of 17th century music, Shuttle Bagpipes are smaller in size, but retain a full resonant sound. Maple cylinders, or "shuttles" are bored in such a way to maintain a small overall size while supporting long drones. This model, also crafted of Maple, offers two drones, a tenor and bass, plus a sympathetic chanter and sliders to maintain long term, accurate tuning. Walsh pipes display meticulous craftsmanship, an ideal alternative for the piper wanting a big, Highland sound without the size. BAG057   $845.00  

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Zampogna Neapolitan, Brian Steeger With painstaking attention to the smallest of details, Steeger pipes offer classic design and impeccable quality. Crafted by hand, each is built to provide reliable, long lasting performance and solid, stable, tuned tone. The Zampogna offers 2 drones and 2 chanters, with a sound reminiscent of a mellow organ. A traditional Italian instrument, Zampogna Neopolitan is a large solo bagpipe utilizing double reeds in all pipes, sounding in an 8th harmony. An excellent bagpipe in all respects, collector's quality with player's sound and function. BAG105   $1500.00  

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Northumbrian Smallpipes, Primitive Set Many people ask advice on buying a Northumbrian Smallpipe. The following will help anyone interested in getting a set of pipes. Northumbrian bagpipe music is written in the key of "G" although the instruments in reality are pitched in "F"; in other words you play the written fingering for "G" and you get an "F". Sets can be special ordered that play in "D". The chanter is stopped, enabling a staccato style of playing that gives them the unique "bubbling" sound for which they have become famous. The drones play a harmonizing chord, are dry-reeded and bellows-blown. Northumbrian pipes come in different forms. The Primitive set is the original Smallpipes. It has a limited compass of 8 fingerholes (one octave) and only 3 drones which play G (below middle C), D and G above (remember when we are talking G we really mean F). Although this is a good training instrument for the first 6 months of practice, its limited range soon imposes a restriction to anyone seriously wishing to play the Northumbrian repertoire. The 7 key set is the basic "real" instrument. The seven keys extend the range of the chanter by 5 notes, in addition to providing 2 accidental notes in the middle of the range: C# and D#. There are 4 drones with one tuning bead on the G drone, giving the notes D, G, A, D, G; this gives the player the possibility of playing in G major or D major (remember G is F and D would be C). Drones are available with extra tuning beads. These are called Complex drones. These add the possibility of playing in A major or E minor. Normally these are fitted to a set with 9 or more keys which has 2 G#s necessary for the key of A major. It's impossible with complex drones to make a 7 key chanter play many of the Highland pipe tunes which are written with a G natural. The scale of E minor is within the compass of the 7 key chanter. Sets listed are made of Blackwood mounted in brass and imitation ivory. These sets are in G (really F). BAG148   $1800.00  

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Northumbian Smallpipes 9 key-Two G# (The most popular style we sell). BAG151   $2270.00  

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Brian Boru Bagpipe Practice Chanter These chanters play chromatic music; they finger differently than a standard Highland pipe, they will not fit in well with highland pipes. Cane reed, 10 keys, extended range, 20" length. Made of Ebony.

BAG169   $300.00  

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Bagpipe Bag Large, swanneck, 10.5x28 BAG192W   $165.00  

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Bladder Pipes Bladder pipes date from the 13th century and are the forerunner of the crummhorn. These instruments were used all over Europe. The instruments have a bag like a bagpipe but made out of a sheep's bladder with a blowpipe and a chanter. The instruments we offer are made in Czechoslovakia in the traditional manner. Key of C major; range middle C up one octave and one note to D. Can get most of the chromatic notes by crossfingering. BAG199   $550.00  

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Uilleann Pipe Practice Set We are pleased to offer Uilleann pipes at great pricing. Made from African blackwood and nickel silver, these pipes are well in tune and compare favorably to pipes that cost much more! Practice set includes bag, bellows, and chanter. Two octave range in the key of D major. BAG239   $730.00  

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Uilleann Pipe Full Set and case Very affordable and very playable, featuring high quality components - everything you need in a full set to begin Uilleann piping! Features bag bellows, stock and drones, regulators and chanter. BAG240   $3075.00  

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Ross Electronic Bagpipes The Ross Electronic Bagpipe is an affordable, high quality digital instrument. The unit can be programmed to play in the regular key of b-flat or one of seven different keys to match the pitch of other instruments. This gives you the versatility of being able to play along with many different instruments. This way the piper is no longer the only person in the group who is bound to just playing in one key. As well, there is a harmony button where it will automatically play harmonies with every note. The unit is easily configured to remember volume and key settings if desired. It is specially programmed to shut down after a period of inactivity to conserve battery power. Ross Electronic Bagpipes may be used with it's built in speaker, or it can be used with headphones. There is also the option of hooking this unit up to a external amplifier. This unit uses easily replaceable 9 volt batteries., equally suitable for use as a convenient practice chanter or, with an amplifier, for live performance. A great product! and perfect for pipers of all skill levels. BAG258   $400.00  

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Practice Bagpipes Killer tone, sounds like a smallpipe, easy to tune and set-up; amazing value. Cloth bag cover with synthetic bag. Great for indoor play. "Practice Pipes" are a complete set of pipes that retail at a fraction of the price of conventional bagpipes, however maintaining a high quality of sound. The set includes the Bag, Drones,Blowstick,Chanter,Bag Cover, Chanter Reed, Drone Reeds and Carry Bag. Perfect for long practice sessions in the house even at night. The set includes two brass drones (one bass drone , one tenor drone). As a smaller quieter set it requires less "puff" to play, thus it has proved to be very popular with younger / beginner players. This set has a standard length practice chanter in the same pitch as highland bagpipes, (pitched just above the key of "Bb")

Sound Sample BAG259   $315.00  

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Practice Bagpipe Chanter Reed BAG259R   $18.00  

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Plastic Uilleann Pipe Chanter Reed BAG303   $50.00  

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Kitchen Pipes This set of Kitchen Pipes is a fine musical instrument with a rich sound. While not as loud as the Highland bagpipes, they have a firm and dignified presence. They are constructed of Delrin and come with a synthetic pipe bag and velveteen bag cover. There is a water trap built into the blowpipe. Reeds are Walsh Practice chanter reeds, these are used in the drones and chanter. A long Pipers' Choice practice chanter is used with this set. The top half of the practice chanter is used as the blowpipe, while the bottom is used as the chanter. This offers you two instruments in one, a great practice chanter, and a great set of smallpipes. This set of pipes comes with a soft padded case and a small tutor book with CD. BAG310   $450.00  

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Steady Drones Synthetic Drone Reeds The best on the market! Real cane reed sound! These reeds have been developed in house and we guarentee that they are better than any other plastic drone reed on the market. They can handle pipe band pressure reeds without taking excess air. No need to flick. No excess buzz. We could go on and on but the message is simple and clear buy a set . Here is what some customers have said: Purchased a set of these reeds for my son who plays professionally on stage live in the Band " St. James Gate" in Canada. He loves them, can't believe how much they sound like cane, was even able to tune way down to Bb so he can play with other instruments. Must now buy myself a set. Good work lads! keep cranking out these great products. Brian O'Neil Innisfail, Alberta Canada Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] . I was immediately taken to the tone from these drones, instant setup, just pop them in and they play instantly, they needed no intervention in initial tuning, may require some final tweeks after a while but as yet I have not had to touch them, a simple adjustment to the bridle would be required if any. Every band member that have tried them so far have bought a set, given that they are new to the market, the costs are dramatically lower than most other drone reeds on the market at present. Helpful guys in the shop, would also setup drones if required. So far I have replaced 40 percent of my band to these drones, remaining 60 percent still playing easydrones, but are keen to change. The steady drones reeds are also beneficial to intermediate level pipers but are suitable to all levels of pipers. I most definately recommend them, Pipe Major Brian Donnachie BAG321   $75.00  

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Scottish Smallpipes Mouth Blown set of small pipes. Two drone model in Key of A. Comes with a breathable synthetic bag, bag cover (designs vary) and carry case. Good sound and enough volume for most sessions. I (Mickie the owner of Lark) have a set of these and use them at gigs all the time. I love them. Made in Scotland.

Sound Sample BAG324   $495.00  

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Practice Chanter, Blackwood Imitation Ivory Mounts Good playing practice chanter BAG325   $85.00  

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TechnoPipes - by Fagerstrom TechnoPipes - by Fagerstrom The TechnoPipes are a full size electronic Bagpipe is an ideal complement to your regular practice chanter. It comes complete with a set of headphones. This chanter uses earphones to hear you playing. This way you are the only person who hears you practice. It is perfect for practicing on bus's trains, in bed or at church! As well, this chanter is designed so that you can play a natural C or F. The precision of the electronics make this chanter unforgiving at detecting crossing noises. The unit is specially programmed to shut down after a period of inactivity to conserve battery power. The Biggest differences between the TechnoPipes and the TechnoChanter is that the TechnoPipes have a lot more options included in the unit. The additional options included in the TechnoPipes are; Authentic Highland Bagpipe, and two different smallpipe Sounds. Drone sound with optional E or D drones. A built in Metronome. Recordable playback capabilities, and Midi Output. This unit uses 1 AAA battery . The TechnoPipes is perfect for traveling as it will easily fit in your luggage without taking up too much room. Chanters are available in black or clear (pictured right). This chanter is a must for the serious Piper. BAG326   $399.95  

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Smalllpipe Chanter Reed BAG327   $28.00  

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Smalllpipe Drone Reed Set BAG328   $40.00  

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Bulgarian Jura Gaida Bagpipe in D The wooden parts are made of plum tree. The bag is made of the skin of young goat. Great sound.

Sound Sample BAG329   $510.00  

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Walsh D Smallpipes John Walsh D-2000 Small pipes are known for their distinctive pitch. They are very pleasing to the ear, and a perfect indoor instrument. They use the same fingering as the Great Highland Bagpipe. This pipe is mouth blown and made from plastic. The drones sit over the right arm when playing. The hole spacing on the Key-D chanter are much closer together then the Great Highland Bagpipe chanter and will take a little while to get used to. BAG332   $769.00  

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Walsh A Smallpipes John Walsh A-2000 Small pipe is a mouthblown Small Pipe in the key-A, full well-balanced Bass, Baritone and Tenor Drones. Water trap built into the Blowpipe Stock. This is a hassle-free instrument just pick it up and play. BAG333   $769.00  

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Full Size Highland Pipes In Delrin This Highland Bagpipe, made in Scotland is made of Delrin. It is also widely used to travel around with as they are much stronger than African Blackwood. The set has a synthetic bag for low maintenance and comes with the easy play chanter reed. They come ready to play out of the box-fully reeded and tested. A great bagpipe at a bargain price. Plays easy and sounds great. Blowpipe mouthpiece color can vary. Comes with a lightweight carry bag. BAG335   $575.00  

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Bagpipe, Halfsize, Cocus, Black Cover 33" x 19". Engraved ferrules of cocus wood, fully functional, sound quality as good as the full sized model. Black velvet cover. Makes a great starter set. Includes 2 sets of reeds, 1 set of rubber stoppers, seasoning, and hemp. BAGBB   $215.10  

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Practice Chanter, Cocus Wood Engraved nickeled ferrule and sole. Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes. Includes reed. Wood Grains may vary. Approximately 19 inches long assembled.
The stock on our chanters is approximately .595 -.61 inches (around 9/16-5/18") in diameter. BAGM   $34.11  

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Medieval Bagpipe 21" x 35". A slim style , 2 drone rosewood bagpipe with no mounts, a narrow bell on the chanter, and a black velvet cover. Played in the key of "F". BAGP   $197.10  

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Long Practice Chanter, Rosewood Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes. The chanter is engraved nickeled ferrule and sole, and includes reed. It is approximately22.5 inches long when assembled. The finger spacing is a little larger than the BAGL. BAGW   $56.91  

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Drone Sealing Wax Used to replace reed wax from top end of Drone Reed. BGA021   $5.00  

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Bagpipe, Chalice, Halfsize, Black Cover 34" x 18" assembled. Antique design in rosewood. Fully functional, rich full sound quality, brass ferrules and sole, imitation ivory mounts, black velvet cover. BGCBB   $215.10  

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Mediterranean Bagpipes Twin chanter bagpipe of Turkish, Greek or Arabic style. The chanter has 2 shafts mounted on a flare-shaped bell, providing both the drone and the note. Each shaft has 5 finger holes and its own bridled reed. Not in a specific Key made to be pleasing unto itself. BGMP   $188.10  

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Roosebeck Practice Chanter, Rosewood, Blemished BLEMISHED Practice Chanter, Rosewood. Our most popular model. Traditional size, engraved nickeled ferrule, sole & rosewood body. Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes. Includes reed. Key of B-flat. Wood Grain may vary. Measures 19".

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Roosebeck Practice Chanter, Satinwood, Blemished BLEMISHED Practice Chanter, Satinwood. Engraved nickeled ferrule and sole. Played by itself, this is the first step to learning the bagpipes. Includes reed. Satinwood Grains may vary.

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value. BLM012   $24.05  


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Roosebeck Pipe Chanter, Ebony, Blemished BLEMISHED Replacement chanter for a full size blackwood bagpipe. Style may vary from photo.

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value. BLM013   $117.85  


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Sporran Half Dress with belt A common and necessary bagpiping accessory, the sporran replaces the pockets that kilts are missing. The best part? Nobody but you needs to know what's in your sporran! Decorative half dress sporran, with ornate Scottish design flap clasp, and 3 black leather, chained tassels. Includes leather strap and chain. CLO004   $145.00  

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Sporran Full Dress with belt A common and necessary bagpiping accessory, the sporran replaces the pockets that kilts are missing. The best part? Nobody but you needs to know what's in your sporran! Decorative, ceremonial full dress sporran, with ornate Scottish scroll, metal cover, and 3 black leather, chained tassels. Includes leather strap and chain. CLO005   $170.00  

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Breton Bagpipe Petit Biniou which plays exactly one octave above the highland bagpipe SEC2760   $800.00  

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Northumbrian Smallpipes, 9 key (second was bag151) Bellows blown, One ring broken. SEC2764   $2130.00  

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Airstream Blowpipe 11 inches Airstream the Mouth-Friendly Blowpipe - This blowpipe has an oval mouthpiece design with tips to hold the blowpipe in your mouth which prevents slipping and fits the mouth more naturally. It has a 3/8 inch bore, making it easier to blow your pipes. The built-in Little Mac valve is larger to prevent any restriction. It is attractive, light and durable and is compatible with all existing bagpipe designs. When you purchase an Airstream Blowpipe, it comes with an Airstream Mouthpiece. 11 inches BGA005   $105.00  

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Airstream Blowpipe 12 inches Airstream the Mouth-Friendly Blowpipe - This blowpipe has an oval mouthpiece design with tips to hold the blowpipe in your mouth which prevents slipping and fits the mouth more naturally. It has a 3/8 inch bore, making it easier to blow your pipes. The built-in Little Mac valve is larger to prevent any restriction. It is attractive, light and durable and is compatible with all existing bagpipe designs. When you purchase an Airstream Blowpipe, it comes with an Airstream Mouthpiece. 12 inches BGA006   $105.00  

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Airstream Mouthpiece, 3.5 Inches Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe.The Airstream Mouthpiece is the same mouthpiece that comes standard on all Airstream blowpipes. It has an oval shape to allow for more airflow to your pipe bag. This is essential for the large bore blowpipes, as the bore size will not matter if the mouthpiece does not allow the maximum airflow. All mouthpieces come with a mouthpiece protector on them. Although these blowpipes are standard on all Airstream Blowpipes, they are threaded with a universal fit, so they will fit most makes of blowpipes. 3-1/2 inch Airstream mouthpiece BGA0073.5   $30.50  

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Airstream Mouthpiece, 4.5 inch Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe.The Airstream Mouthpiece is the same mouthpiece that comes standard on all Airstream blowpipes. It has an oval shape to allow for more airflow to your pipe bag. This is essential for the large bore blowpipes, as the bore size will not matter if the mouthpiece does not allow the maximum airflow. All mouthpieces come with a mouthpiece protector on them. Although these blowpipes are standard on all Airstream Blowpipes, they are threaded with a universal fit, so they will fit most makes of blowpipes. 4-1/2 inch Airstream mouthpiece BGA0074.5   $30.50  

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Airstream Mouthpiece, 5.5 inch Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe.The Airstream Mouthpiece is the same mouthpiece that comes standard on all Airstream blowpipes. It has an oval shape to allow for more airflow to your pipe bag. This is essential for the large bore blowpipes, as the bore size will not matter if the mouthpiece does not allow the maximum airflow. All mouthpieces come with a mouthpiece protector on them. Although these blowpipes are standard on all Airstream Blowpipes, they are threaded with a universal fit, so they will fit most makes of blowpipes. 5-1/2 inch Airstream mouthpiece BGA0075.5   $30.50  

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Leather Flapper blowpipe valve for bagpipes Description coming soon! BGA008   $3.00  

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Tie-in cord 500 yards Tie-in Cord is a strong waxed nylon cord. It is used for tying in stocks on bagpipes. The Roll of Tye-in cord has 500 yards of cord, this can tie in about 17 sets of pipes. BGA017   $42.00  

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Scott's Practice Chanter Mouthpiece The life of your practice chanter doesn't end with a cracked or broken mouthpiece! These are made of plastic and will fit most makes. BGA020   $6.00  

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Bagpipe Beeswax This beeswax come in a container for easy application. The beeswax helps protect the hemp from extra moisture. The extra moisture can cause swelling that makes it difficult to move the hemped areas of the bagpipes. To use, simply run the hemp through the plastic holder device. Some pipers run the beeswax over the final wrap of hemp to ensure that the parts move smoothly. To do this, you will have to remove the beeswax from the container. BGA022   $5.00  

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Cobbler's Black Wax Complete with a piece of leather to use as a hand grip. This cobblers wax is specially formulated to apply black wax to the first bit of hemp for extra sticking power. It is used when starting to hemp a joint on the set of pipes, and helps to prevent the hemp from spinning. This wax is also formulated so that it will not melt in your pipe case as has been the custom in the past with some waxes. BGA023   $7.00  

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Bagpipe Mouthpiece 3 Inches Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. These mouthpieces are made of Delrin, so they are strong and will last a long time. They will fit on most blowpipes. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe. 3 inch bagpipe mouthpiece. BGA024   $24.50  

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Bagpipe Mouthpiece 4 Inches Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. These mouthpieces are made of Delrin, so they are strong and will last a long time. They will fit on most blowpipes. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe. 4 inch bagpipe mouthpiece. BGA025   $24.50  

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Bagpipe Mouthpiece 5 Inches Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. These mouthpieces are made of Delrin, so they are strong and will last a long time. They will fit on most blowpipes. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe. 5 inch bagpipe mouthpiece. BGA026   $24.50  

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Bagpipe Mouthpiece 6 Inches Different size mouthpieces are available for the bagpipe. This way you can alter the length of the blowpipe on your pipes without having to buy a new blowpipe. These mouthpieces are made of Delrin, so they are strong and will last a long time. They will fit on most blowpipes. A proper fitting blowpipe will help with your posture when playing your bagpipe. 6 inch bagpipe mouthpiece. BGA027   $24.50  

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Goose Adaptor Fits a bagpipe stock to a practice chanter, allowing you to turn you pipe into a "goose" for practicing! Designed to fit most sizes of highland bagpipe stocks, just cork the drone tops so the they donít sound while youíre practicing. BGA028   $16.50  

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Scott's Stock Stoppers Bagpipe Stock Stoppers are an essential part of your pipe box maintenance kit. They are uses when either seasoning a pipe bag, checking for air tightness or turning your pipe bag into a practice goose. These stock stoppers are made of Rubber so they will not wear out or break down.Full set of 5. BGA029   $8.50  

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Scott's Drone Top Stoppers Bagpipe Drone Top Stoppers are an essential part of your pipe box maintenance kit. They are used to shut either one or all of your drones off. This can be when you are breaking in a new reed, getting back into playing shape, or making your set of bagpipes into a practice goose. These drone top stoppers are made of Rubber so they will not wear out or break down. Set of 3. BGA030   $5.00  

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Bagpipe Teflon Tape Teflon Tape is a non-stick tape that can be used to to properly fit your drone slides. This tape can be used when you just need to add just a bit of thickness to the hemp on the drone slides. BGA031   $6.00  

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Double Wax Double wax is quite simply a cob of half pure beeswax and half cobblers wax. This way you will only need one cob in your pipe case, and it can be used for two different purposes. Complete with a piece of leather to use as a hand grip. This double wax cob is also formulated so that it will not melt into a black puddle in your pipe case as has been the custom in the past with some waxes. BGA033   $8.50  

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How To Play Bagpipe Method With Tune and CD How To Play Bagpipe Method With Tune with CD is a great addition to our "How To" series. This incredibly popular guide provides the basic knowledge needed to become a masterful bagpiper. Our unique approach includes instructions, diagrams & sketches detailing basic music theory, finger positions, grace notes, doublings and other items essential to the fundamental understanding of the bagpipe. This edition of How to Play the Bagpipe Method & Tune book now includes an instructional performance CD. This "award winning" method begins by providing a general understanding of basic music theory, knowledge that is not only applicable to the bagpipe, but is universal regardless of the instrument you may study. Once you have developed a musical vocabulary, you will learn to play the practice chanter, which concentrates on learning the fingerings before attempting to incorporate breathing techniques and the handling of the full set of pipes. Next you will learn to play five or six simple tunes on the chanter. Once you have mastered these pieces, you may advance to playing the bagpipe itself. Then you'll get to hear one of the greatest pipers today. Although his modesty and contractual obligations have required us to keep him anonymous, we can tell you that his credits include contributions to the movie soundtracks of "The Titanic", Braveheart" and so many other modern day films. This incredible piper is the first on call in Hollywood for any production. So sit back, listen, learn and enjoy at your own pace. Once you have constructed a solid foundation test your skills and build your repertoire. Relish the excitement of learning to play 30 all-time favorites on this beautifully obscure instrument: Includes the following "Piper" favorites; Sword Dance - Corriechoillie's Welcome March - The Sweet Maid of Glendaruel - The High Road to Linton - Tail Toddle - Blue Bells of Scotland - Robin Adair - The Barren Rocks of Aden - 42nd Highlanders - Scotland the Brave - Highland Laddie - My Love She's But a Lassie Yet - Happy We've Been A'Thegither - The Green Hills of Tyroll - March Teribus - Earl of Mansfield's March - Corn Riggs - My Home - Rowan Tree - The Pride of Scotland - Pibroch Donald Dhu - The Cameron Men - A Hundred Pipers - The Marquis of Huntly - Kenmure's March - Bonnie Dundee - The lnvercauld March - Monymusk - The Kilt is My Delight - The Piper O'Drummond. BKS067   $14.95  

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Roosebeck Uilleann Pipe Hard Case, Blemished BLEMISHED: The Roosebeck Uilleann pipe case is a superb hard case that will protect your instrument. It features a rugged faux leather exterior, a plush cushioned interior and locking fastener.

Inside Cavity Dimensions (with cover closed) 26.5"L x 9"W x 4.75"H
Ouside Dimensions 28.75" L x 11.5" W x 5.75" H

Scratch & Dent Savings!!! Product codes ending in "-2" are Blemished. They are New and Unused with Superficial blemishes that may include, blisters in the finish, scratches, dents, stains, discoloration, rust or pitting on metals, imperfect glazes, non-structural repairs such as putty in nail holes, or other surface marks. The irregularity does not affect the playability or sound quality of the instrument. These are a good value.

BLM132   $66.93  

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Drum Major's Mace Beautifully engraved head of Scottish design, mallaca cane body, decorative chains. The mallaca cane staff is topped with an engraved Scottish design, and includes decorative chains. Approximately 60 inches in length. CLO002   $280.00  

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Highland Pipe Chanter Reed, Single Pakistan Designed to mount in Pakistan made Bagpipe chanters, or can be adjusted to fit any model of Highland pipe chanter with reed post hemp wrapping. Easy to play, a medium weight, budget minded plastic chanter reed, perfect for entry to mid level pipes, and ideal for student players. BAG021SA   $8.00  

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Reel Pipe Chanter Reed, Single Pakistan Designed to mount in Pakistan made Reel Pipe chanters, or can be adjusted to fit any model of Reel Pipe chanter with reed post hemp wrapping. Easy to play, a medium weight, budget minded plastic chanter reed, perfect for entry to mid level pipes, and ideal for student players. BAG021SB   $8.00  

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Practice Chanter Reed, Single Pakistan Designed to mount in Pakistan made bagpipe practice chanters, or can be adjusted to fit any model of Highland pipe practice chanter with reed post hemp wrapping. Easy to play, a medium weight, budget minded plastic practice chanter reed, perfect for entry to mid level pipes, and ideal for student players. BAG023S   $8.00  

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Highland Pipe Plastic Drone Reed Set Consistency is of utmost importance in bagpipe reeds. Shepherd original style plastic drone reeds are crafted of sturdy, stable, heavy gauge plastic that is not affected by moisture. A full drone reed set for Highland tenor / tenor / bass drones. Set includes 2 tenor, and 1 bass reed. These do not require any playing in time. BAG026   $84.00  

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Highland Pipe Soft Plastic Chanter Reed The Clanrye synthetic Pipe Chanter reed is stable, consistent and not affected by moisture. Unlike cane reeds, the tone does not depreciate with playing. They do not need to be blown in! The strength at the outset is the strength for life. Some of the reeds features are: no blowing in, excellent stability, moisture and temperature resistance, high performance, extended lifetime and adjustable balance. Soft strength. The Clanrye Pipe Chanter Reed is a fixed strength reed which cannot be modified in any way. BAG027E   $83.00  

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Highland Pipe Medium Plastic Chanter Reed The Clanrye synthetic Pipe Chanter reed is stable, consistent and not affected by moisture. Unlike cane reeds, the tone does not depreciate with playing. They do not need to be blown in! The strength at the outset is the strength for life. Some of the reeds features are: no blowing in, excellent stability, moisture and temperature resistance, high performance, extended lifetime and adjustable balance. Medium strength. The Clanrye Pipe Chanter Reed is a fixed strength reed which cannot be modified in any way. BAG027M   $83.00  

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Highland Pipe Strong Plastic Chanter Reed The Clanrye synthetic Pipe Chanter reed is stable, consistent and not affected by moisture. Unlike cane reeds, the tone does not depreciate with playing. They do not need to be blown in! The strength at the outset is the strength for life. Some of the reeds features are: no blowing in, excellent stability, moisture and temperature resistance, high performance, extended lifetime and adjustable balance. Strong strength. The Clanrye Pipe Chanter Reed is a fixed strength reed which cannot be modified in any way. BAG027S   $83.00  

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Bagpipe Bag Large, swanneck, 10.5x28 BAG189W   $148.00  
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Bagpipe Bag, Extra Large Special, swanneck, 13.5x29.5 Fine MacHarg Highland Bagpipe Bags. BAG192W   $165.00  

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Bagpipe Seasoning One bottle. BAG205   $15.11  

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Medium Canmore Pipe Bag with zipper The Canmore Zippered Pipe bag is made of a Gore-Tex material that has a pinhole-free fabric and fully sealed stitching. This bag is requires virtually no maintenance (no seasoning, naturally supple, pick up and play at any time). The fabric has automatic moisture control. The Canmore pipe bag is basically a no tying-in bag where you only need to tie in chanter stock. All other stocks are a friction fit. If you are looking at a new pipe bag and would like to have either internal moisture systems, or drone systems, then this is a great pipe bag for you. Medium Canmore Pipe Bag BAG307   $230.00  

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Parlor Pipe Drone Reeds made of Brass Parlor Pipe drone reeds are made of Brass, these reeds are popular because they fit a large amount of different small pipes. A lot of people have parlor pipes, or other types of Scottish Small Pipes that they have trouble getting drone reeds to fit in. These usually solve the problem. They come as a set of 3 with 2 tenors and one bass. BAG322   $50.00  

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Shepherd SM90 Highland Pipe Plastic Drone Reed Set These reeds are the next generation to the Shepherd all plastic drone reeds. They give a better tone that the original Shepherd Plastic drone reeds, and have a telescopic adjustment to allow for optimum tuning for your drones. Set of 2 tenors and 1 bass. These do not require any playing in time. BAG323   $104.00  

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Hemp Bowl Combed cotton thread used in refitting drones and chanters. BAGH   $2.76  

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Drone Reed Set, Aluminum, Carbon Fiber A set (1 Bass and 2 Tenor) of aluminum body bagpipe drone reeds with carbon fiber tongues. Both reed sizes are approximately 3/8" (9mm) diameter. The Bass reed is approximately 3 1/2" (89mm) in length and the Tenor reeds are approximately 3" (76mm) in length. BASA-F   $24.61  

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Drone Cleaning Brush Drone Brushes are 17" long with a 9" absorbent cotton tip to remove moisture from the drone after playing. The soft cotton will not scratch the wood and can be washed out when soiled. This brush is also used in the application of Bagpipe bore oil. BGA012   $9.50  

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Bagpipe Chanter Cleaning Brush Chanter Brushes allow you to clean the chanter bore which can collect a great deal of sediment that if allowed to build up, diminishes the bore and changes the pitch. The absorbent cotton brushes are 17" long with 9" of tapered cotton specifically designed for the chanter. This brush is also used in the application of Bagpipe bore oil. BGA013   $9.50  

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Highland Pipe Pull Through Drone Swab 6" x 3.5" swab on a weighted 20" cord. The Swab can be used to either dry or clean the inside parts of the drones. Also in leather or sheepskin bags use this to clean the stocks on you pipe from the buildup of seasoning. BGA014   $5.50  

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Bagpipe Bore Oil Pipers' Choice Bore Oil contains a special preservative to help prevent cracking and warping of the bagpipe due to excessive dryness or over-absorption of moisture. Comes in a 1.25 oz. bottle and should be used occasionally to keep the internal bores of your wood bagpipes in good condition. This can also enhance drone tone due to smoother bores. To be applied with cotton drone and chanter brushes. BGA015   $6.50  

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Tie-in Cord Kit Tie-in Cord is a strong waxed nylon cord. It is used for tying in stocks on bagpipes. The Tie-in Cord kit comes with 30 yards of strong waxed nylon tie-in cord, instructions, and 2 bits of leather for making welts for your chanter stock. There is enough cord here to tie in one pipe bag with all 5 stocks. BGA016   $8.50  

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Hemp, 1 ounce Plain Yellow Hemp - Bagpipe Hemp is a staple for every piper. Hemp is used on your bagpipes, and most practice chanters. It seems like you are always having to adjust a part of your pipes, and a roll of hemp is a must in every pipers case. Having your pipes hemped-up properly is one of the most important maintenance aspects on your bagpipe. It will help with proper tuning, and air efficiency. Plain Yellow hemp is the most popular and most diverse for using on your bagpipe. 1 oz spool BGA018   $9.50  

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Hemp, 2 Ounces Plain Yellow Hemp - Bagpipe Hemp is a staple for every piper. Hemp is used on your bagpipes, and most practice chanters. It seems like you are always having to adjust a part of your pipes, and a roll of hemp is a must in every pipers case. Having your pipes hemped-up properly is one of the most important maintenance aspects on your bagpipe. It will help with proper tuning, and air efficiency. Plain Yellow hemp is the most popular and most diverse for using on your bagpipe. 2 oz spool BGA019   $12.50  

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Bagpipe Case, Nylon Zippered nylon carrying case for a set of full-size bagpipes. Heavy canvas style material. Dimensions 6" x 6" x 24" BGNC   $34.11  

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Bagpipe Hard Case The Roosebeck bagpipe case is a superb hard case that will protect your instrument. It features a rugged faux leather exterior, a plush cushioned interior and locking fastener.

Inside dimensions:

  • Length:  23"
  • Width:  6 1/2"
  • Depth:  5"
RHCBP   $89.91  

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Little Mac Bagpipe Valve Keeping the bag full and providing a constant pressure for steady blowing is hard enough when playing your bagpipe, so you don't need the added worry and aggravation of a wasteful air leak through your mouthpiece. This can be 100 per cent eliminated when you use the "Little Mac" Valve. You will benefit in the following ways; does not restrict blowing; an instant airtight seal; little or no maintenance; will not dry or wear out; top quality and durability. BGA001   $17.00  

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Reamer For Little Mac Valve The Tapered Reamer allows easy installation of the "Little Mac" valve if it is too large for the blowpipe seat. When Properly installed, this will result in an airtight seal for when playing the pipes. It is done by hand in no time at all. It can also be used to open the seat of a pipe chanter, but this is only recommended for those who understand the workings of a chanter. BGA002   $19.50  

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