The Duncan MacRae reproduction bagpipes are exact copies of the original MacRae bagpipes played by Stuart Liddell. The antique MacRae pipes were replicated by McCallum Bagpipes in order to produce a bagpipe resembling Stuarts impeccable sounding instrument. What a magnificent sounding bagpipe! A full and steady harmonic tone that is unparalleled in new era bagpipes currently manufactured. This MacRae reproduction bagpipe is made from African Blackwood and features engraved thistle alloy ferrules, slides and ringcaps with imitation ivory projecting mounts. Included is an imitation ivory and engraved thistle alloy mouthpiece.
Includes a McCallum Gandy blackwood pipe chanter. Also included is Willie McCallum Bannatyne hyde pipe bag with zipper, deluxe black bag cover with zipper, gripper, velcro closure, black flat trim and black silk cords. Comes with an adjustable universal blowpipe. Finally, the pipes are reeded with Ezee drone reeds and a Shepherd Classic pipe chanter reed.
Click to hear Stuart Liddell playing the MacRae bagpipes at the official launch.
Designed by double gold medalists and world champion pipers, Callum Beaumont and Alastair Dunn.
This chanter features smaller finger holes in comparison to the multi-prize winning Peter Henderson Blackwood Pipe Chanter and plays at a slightly higher pitch.
It has been extensively tested in a synthetic and leather pipe bag set-up with a range of reeds and produces a rich, resonant bright sound with a solid Hi G for light music and piobaireachd playing.
This chanter builds on the success of the Peter Henderson Blackwood chanter and combined with Callum’s feedback and experience playing at the highest level of solo piping competition, we have designed a chanter for all abilities wishing to achieve a world class sound. The holes are carefully sanded to give the feel of a vintage chanter before undergoing a rigorous polishing process.
The R.G. Hardie Blackwood Infinity pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and deluxe box.
“A blackwood pipe chanter with a bright sound and stable Hi G”
All new Canmore Hybrid pipe bag. Neck cut back to relieve pressure on the piper’s arm. New longer zipper fitted on the angle. Constructed using their technologically advanced GORE-TEX® material with a hide outer providing superior moisture control allowing you to play for longer periods of time.
The Blair Digital Chanter creates incredibly realistic bagpipe, small pipe and practice chanter tones. The Blair practice chanter has been produced in a real piping recorded environment that emulates a perfectly pitched, beautifully set up bagpipe. The built in metronome has a library of eight authentic percussion beats. The chanter has eight holes to provide an authentic feel for practice or performance. It is available with Plain alloy ferrule and sole.
The Bannatyne dri-flo moisture control system is an excellent system for managing moisture in the bagpipe.
It also acts as a filter for easy strike ins and cut offs. Once gels turn a dark color simply place in oven for approximately 45 minutes at 100C. The Bannatyne system allows for flexible moisture control and improves stability and steadiness of the bagpipe.