Bagpipe Manufacturers and Makers
Dave has been playing and making pipes for more than twenty five years. His pipes have a reputation for elegance, are designed to sound technical specifications and are beautifully tuned.
All Dave's pipes are made in traditional hardwoods, typically African Blackwood and Boxwood, although other woods may be used if suitable.
All have hand forged brass keys and brass fittings, with imitation ivory trims.
All keywork is fitted with superbly balanced springing and each set is skillfully tuned to suit the characteristics of the instrument.
2 Shafto Cottage
Phone: +44 (0)1207 231474
As it says on their website, Inveran are makers of fine quality Highland
Bagpipes, and they really are beautifully constructed instruments. Here
is a little more from their website:
"At Inveran we understand that choosing an instrument should be a personal & tailored
experience. Inveran Bagpipes are turned and finished by hand, then finished
to your specification. The Maker will personally quality test your instrument
before it leaves our workshop".
Inveran Bagpipe Makers
Wester Lumbennie Bungalow
Scotland KY14 6EX
Phone/Fax (01337) 842 915
MacMurchie bagpipes can proudly claim to be "The only Bagpipe Maker
to have made Bagpipes on Three Different Continents Australia, America,
and Europe." These really are excellent pipes. Heres a little more from
"The only Bagpipe Maker to have made Bagpipes on Three Different Continents
Australia, America, and Europe. ( Australian Pipe Band Championships
Perth 1996, and Fergus Highland Games Ontario Canada August 2003 and
Scotland of course ! ) Giving the utmost attention to the quality of
tone, and sound, and using only the best quality of African Blackwood
for making a first grade quality Bagpipe whether it be for a novice or
professional player. These Bagpipes represent years of experience not
only as a Bagpipe Maker, but also as a Pipe Major achieving a double "A" pass
(for music writing, theory, and history, and achieving an "A" for
practical playing) and as a teacher was also awarded the Institute of
Piping 'Senior Teachers Certificate and the 'Graduate Certificate. Combining
both playing and craftsmanship."
MacMurchie Bagpipe Makers
Unit 47E, West End,
Phone (01506) 872333
Fax (01506) 885220
After Hours Tel. (01506) 883939
As their website proudly proclaims "As Bagpipe Makers, Fletcher
Bagpipes are reknowned throughout the World by soloists and by pipers
in many of today's top Grade I Pipe Bands" Here's a little more from
"The reputation of Fletcher Bagpipes is built upon the fact that each
instrument is crafted in the traditional manner...by hand. Each piece
of authentic African Blackwood is carefully inspected, whilst the design
and appearance of our silverwork sets Fletcher Bagpipes apart from other
Bagpipe Makers. A time intensive process ensures that every bagpipe which
leaves our workshop is perfect and also unique. "
A J Fletcher (Bagpipe Makers) Ltd,
G66 5AJ Scotland
Phone: 0044 (0) 141 776 3800
Beautiful craftsman made bagpipes for the connoiseur. Here's what the
"Whether you are a professional piper or a novice, nothing provides
greater inspiration for improved performance than the use of a quality
set of bagpipes.
Highest quality bagpipes are the result of years of experience, research
and skilled craftsmanship. Superior production methods and the highest
quality materials are all that are used to make these superb sounding
Ian Murray Bagpipes
100 Montrose Rd,
Scotland, DD8 2HT
Phone: +44 1307 468374
Fabulous bagpipes played by some of the worlds top players and
performers - a true connoisseurs bagpipe - here's more from the website:
"The pipes arrived the day after I returned from holiday. I haven't
put them down yet! I don't think I was ready for the total beauty of
the instrument.I am speaking not only of the beauty in craftmanship within
the design and construction, but the exquisite beauty in the sound produced.
The wait was well well worth the reward. Thank you for your fine work.
My only fear is that now I will be playing the Highland Pipes less." (recent
quote from another satisfied customer)
Pipers playing Hamish Moore pipes include
Allan MacDonald (Glenuig) * Bob Worral * Duncan MacGillivray * Martyn
Bennett * Fred Morrison * Patrick Mollard * Iain MacDonald (Glenuig)
* Iain MacDonald (Neilston) * George Balderose * Iain MacInnes * Malcolm
Robertson * Gary West (Ceolbeg) * Stephen Saint (Wolfstone) * Anna
Murray * Annie Grace (Iron Horse) * Phil Cunningham * Terry Tully (St
Lawrence O'Toole) * Carol Anne MacKay * Evelyn Glennie * Rory Campbell
(Deaf Shepherd) * Greg Wilson * John MacPhee & Bruce MacPhee (Slainte
Mhath) * Keith Paton (Simon Fraser) * Ed Neigh * Angus MacKenzie (Daimh)
* Anne Gray * Davy Garrett * Eric Rigler (Skyedance)"
Phone: + (0)1350 728 838
Richard & Anita Evans are makers of Northumbrian Pipes, Scottish
Smallpipes and Border Pipes. These pipes are beautiful masterpieces in
their own right. Heres what the website says:
"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 30 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."
Richard & Anita Evans
Cumbria, CA4 0EP,
Phone: +44 (0)16974 73799
Magnus Högfeldt is a builder of Danish bagpipes. He was raised in a little Danish town called Skælskør, but currently living in Skåne, Sweden.
The Swedish bagpipes (säckpipa or pôsu) are amongst the world’s simplest – both in construction and playing. The Swedish bagpipes often have only one drone, tuned in the key note of the chanter.
245 93 Staffanstorp
Phone: +46 737 614832