Great Highland Bagpipe
Developed in Scotland and familiar to many people as the bagpipes often heard in marching pipe bands. This set was made by Roddy McLellan from African Blackwood with hard maple mounts.
Played similar to the Great Highland Bagpipe but more suitable for quiet indoor playing. This set was made by Walsh Bagpipes from delrin, making it very weather resistant (these are my "campfire" bagpipes)
A bellows blown bagpipe developed in the border region between Scotland and England. It is much louder than the smallpipes and can be suitable for indoor or outdoor performances. This set was made by Nigel Richards from African Blackwood and Bloodwood and includes keys to give me an extended range.
This is the traditional Irish style of bagpipe. It is capable of playing across two octaves and has keys to allow for accidental notes. Many movie soundtracks including Braveheart use this style of pipes to lend its haunting sound. This set was made by Tim Benson from Bubinga, Brass, and French boxwood.
Native to the Northumbrian region of England, these pipes have a very sweet and gentle sound. This set was made by Texan pipe maker Seth Hamon from African Blackwood and mopane.
Hailing from Sweden these pipes are easy playing and gentle sounding. Its minor scale lends it a sound that is quite unique. This set was made by Texan pipe maker Seth Hamon from Katalox.
Sac de Gemecs
This style of pipe comes from the Spanish region of Catalonia. It is unique in that it is played with the drones hanging directly in front of the piper rather than on the shoulder or over an arm. These pipes are quite loud and traditionally are played at outdoor festivals. This set was made by Sans Luthiers in Spain from Bubinga.
This set of pipes was made by Julian Goodacre from cherry and yew. These were inspired by historic illustrations of bagpipes from the Leicestershire region of England.
A modern rebirth of pipes first known in the 16th century. The drones are all housed within a common body. They play similarly to other Scottish Smallpipes. This set was made from Maple and delrin.
Based on a carving in Altarnun Church at Bodmin Moor, Cornwall from 1510. These pipes were made by Julian Goodacre of Peebles, Scotland.
Versatile, these whistles play across two octaves and are suitable for Scottish, Irish, and most other traditional forms of music.
Irish Flute and Fife
The Irish Flute is a simple keyless flute with six finger holes. The range is two octaves. This flute was made from Irish Rosewood and sold by McNeela Instruments.
The fife is a loud instrument with military associations. Often used for signalling armies at the time of the Revolutionary War, it is a fitting instrument for outdoor use with traditional American tunes as well as