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CHOOSING YOUR PIPES

KEYED CHANTERS – Ian is happy to provide extended range chanters with traditional block mounted keys. All keys are hand forged from solid brass or Silver. Most common additional notes are High B and C natural on the A chanter and High E on the D chanter. I am happy to quote for any other requirements. Price of Keys is £90 each in brass or £120 each in silver. Please click on the buttons to hear sound samples of Ian playing keyed chanters:-

Sound sample 1 = Ye Banks and Braes on A pipes with a High B key

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Sound sample 2 = Cliffs of Doneen on C pipes with a High D key

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DRONE SWITCH – Drone switches can be provided on all sets. A simple lever system as borrowed from UIlleann pipe design is most effective. Price is £90 in Brass or nickel plate or £120 in Silver.

BELLOWS – For the past couple of years Ian has been using a double skin for all bellows. This does away for the need for any seasoning. The inner skin has a synthetic seal on the leather and the outer skin is a more attractive dress leather. All sets are now fitted with vented valves which prevents the bellows inlet valve being blocked by loose clothing. I am now offering bellows pads as an optional extra at a cost of £30 per set.

Bellows are now fitted with an elbow pad as standard. When purchased separately, bellows are £220 per set.

REEDS – Chanter reeds £30 each. Cane drone reeds £45 per set.

BESPOKE HAND ENGRAVING – Personalised engraving on ferrules, presentation plaques etc. please enquire.
 
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