Due to our now very long waiting list, we are currently not accepting new orders for Northumbrian Smallpipes.
This will give us the opportunity to catch up with our existing backlog, and allow easier management of delivery schedules.
If you would like to be added to the list when we begin to take orders again, please do not hesitate get in touch and we will then let you know as soon as the situation changes.
Please note: we are still accepting orders for Scottish Smallpipes
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.
Specifications and designs may vary from those illustrated.
Please Contact Us to discuss your requirements.
Ordering and Payments
Please see Important Notice! re new orders
We do not have an online shop - all products are made to individual order.
Contact Us - enquiries by email, telephone or letter
Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer to our bank account (in pounds sterling) is preferred, and details are available on request. Your bank may charge a fee for this. We also accept payment by PayPal*, cheque, and international money order in pounds sterling (drawn on a UK bank)
*Please note that PayPal payments should not be sent direct to our email address. A payment link will be emailed to you. We reserve the right to charge a fee on PayPal transactions for anything other than small purchases, eg reeds. We are unable to accept credit or debit cards other than through PayPal (no account needed).
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