Northumbrian Smallpipes Tutor

John Liestman's Tutor is now available as a PDF download - in return for a donation of at least 12 GBP to Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

Please contact us if you require more information, or for download instructions if you have already made your donation to the charity.

About Us

Over 40 years experience making Northumbrian and Scottish Smallpipes
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.

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Specifications and designs may vary from those illustrated.
Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements.

Richard & Anita Evans

Makers of Northumbrian and Scottish Smallpipes