Making Northumbrian and Scottish Smallpipes for more than 35 years
Originally from the North East of England, we now live and work in the North West, near Carlisle - close to the Lake District, Scottish Borders and Northumberland.
Richard has been making and playing bellows pipes for over 35 years, having finished his first set in 1975. During this time he has made a wide variety of instruments, including original designs for Scottish Smallpipes and multi-keyed Northumbrian chanters . In 1985 he won the pipemaking class in the Northumbrian Pipers' Society annual competitions with a seventeen-key D set - a complex and unusual instrument.
Anita is involved with many aspects of bagpipe manufacture, but specializes in reeds and bellows
Our workshops are geared to producing beautiful instruments from finest quality materials. Sets we have made are owned and played not only in the UK, but throughout Europe and further, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South America and Japan.
We've included as much information as possible here about the instruments we make, but please get in touch if you would like more details on any of the sets described, or for general advice on bellows -blown bagpipes.
Specifications and designs may vary from those illustrated.
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