Uilleann Pipes and Flemish Pipes
I was taught how to make pipes by Eugene Lambe and reedmaking I learnt from Johnny Bourke, Dan O'Dowd and Sean McAloon. The pipes are available in the key of D (wide bore), and the keys of C#, C, B; Bb and low A (narrow bore), I also make wide bore C chanter
Price list D sets
Practice set in blackthorn , apple or pear :
€900 (no keys on chanter)
Practice set in ebony , African blackwood or coco bolo :
€1320 ( C and F keys on chanter)
Half set : €2800
Full set : €4800
Chanter : €750
Keys for chanter are €95 each.
C#,C, B , Bb and A sets : practice set €1550
Half set €3200
Full set €5100
A new set of uilleann pipes in the key of D.
made from African blackwood, brass and imitation ivory with a hollow main stock
C set made from Honduras rosewood, German silver and imitation ivory
The chanter has an octave key and F#, G# and C# keys. It also has a low E key on the bottom so the range goes from low E to high G in the second octave .... also available in the keys of A, F and D.
The chanter is an idea of Iep Fourier, a well known bagpipe and hurdy - gurdy player from Belgium.
This set shows my typical design of the Full Set. This set is made out of rosewood, brass and boxwood ferrules. I also make them in African blackwood or ebony. The ferrules can also be made in imitation ivory and the metal fitting are also available in German or sterling silver.
(under construction) This set is the same design as the Full Set above but with imitation ivory ferrules instead of boxwood.
This set is my own design made from coco bolo and imitation ivory
This is a half set made out of ebony and antique ivory mounts with sterling silver hand rolled tubing.
This is a full set made out of ebony and antique ivory mounts with sterling silver hand rolled tubing. It has an extra G/A drone mounted on the side. The bellows are made of yew with hand stitched leather. The are fitted with a double inlet valve for better air intake. There is a large sound box for the bass drone