These few pages are dedicated to the presentation and selling of my uilleann pipes chanters. The uilleann pipes are the irish bagpipes, less known that their siblings the scottish or brittany bagpipes, they are softer and have few anatomic particularities. Particularly, they behave regulators which allow playing melody and harmonizing it … in the same. This is one of reason why this mythical instrument is on the top of the most complex bagpipes.
At some point, playing uilleann pipes, this is understanding its making, especially the reedmaking. To succeed to play it, you need to adjust reeds and then making reed, and one thing leading to another, you finally making chanter of uilleann pipes. This is a bit of my story.
After months of making process adjustment, I release my first instruments, among ones I would be glad to have when I begun playing many years ago.
My uilleann pipes chanters are made of cocobolo and macassar ebony woods for the body and brass for the head. Inside the chanter, there is a reed made of spanish cane. All the chanters are provided with two fitted reeds, the chanter and the reed are adjusted one to the other. Only one tone (D) is available for the moment, but I hope to make C chanter during the next months.
Different parts of the Uilleann Pipe chanter
The Uilleann pipes reeds work like the oboe reeds. They are two slips of cane vibrating together on the difference of pressure between the bag and the chanter inner space..
Uilleann Pipes reed
Some pictrues of my last chanters, made of cocobolo, macassar ebony wood and brass.
Some videos of myself playing chanter I made.
All my chanters are for this moment available at a single and relatively small price. This is in the aim to encourage orders and then allow to buy new tools and materials. The prices will rise during the next years.
- Uilleann Pipes D chanter with two reeds: 500€ (All tax included)
Delivary fees: Free to UE. Contact me for other destinations.
To contact me and buy one of my chanters, you can use the form below.