First, the homepage of the band to which I belong, the City of Alexandria
Pipes and Drums
I purchased my Highland Pipes from C. E. Kron and co
can't recommend them more highly.
makes Highland pipes that are popular in the band community. I can't
recommend them, though - they have serious quality control problems, such
as the use of green wood, and very poor customer service when it comes
to dealing with those whom they've sold pipes that are on the verge of falling
is a specialist is smallpipes, but he also
makes period Highland pipes, reel pipes, and border pipes. I purchased
my Highland Pipe chanter in concert A (440Hz) from him, and will probably
buy my smallpipes from him as well.
makes numerous period bagpipes, from 18th century Highland pipes to smallpipes
to English and other European pipes.
And lest the electronic revolution be left out, Manfred Deger
is the maker
of the magnificent DegerPipes Electronic Bagpipe Chanter.
Suppliers of Piping accessories:
Chris Hamilton, The ToneCzar
, sells piping supplies, as well as pipes
from a number of makers, including Kron. I buy most of my supplies
here, as he's local to the D.C. area, and I get my gear quickly.
The people I buy the next most number of supplies and music from
are the folks from Aberdeen Bagpipe Supply
, in Houston.
of Supplies, Ltd.
is another supplier, particularly notable for their
excellent selection of books and sheet music.
is another supplier, selling Kron and MaCallum.
The Long Island
is another source for pipes and piping supplies.
For the Canadians out there, Jim McGillivray
is another well-known supplier. Another
Canadian outfitter is Ben Bhraggie House Limited
. Ditto George's Music
which sells Kron, Dunbar Highland pipes, and Walsh shuttlepipes, among
And many other suppliers, who sell many instruments other than the
Highland Pipes, can be found on my Celtic Music Resources
Most bagpiping suppliers also stock quite a bit of pipe music in books.
Here's a sampling of what can be found online.
maintains a tune listing.
maintains a list of tunes as well.
maintains a searchable database of sources for pipe tunes. If it's
been published or recorded, this database can tell you where.
For a little 'wild' piping, try the site of Cape Breton piper Barry Shears
maintains a site of some piping information
also maintains a page with a number of piping-related
articles, though it doesn't seem to have been updated in some time.
Another source is Pibroch.net
Also there's HighlandBagpipe.com
pair of related sites maintains excellent information on Ceol Mor
Chas Fowler's Piper's Corner
is a good piping resource as well.
One of the better forums about piping is maintained by Bob
Another is rec.music.makers.bagpipe
A fairly general resource for Uilleann piping is UilleannPipes.com
also has some Uilleann pipe information
on his page.
is a maker of Uilleann pipes and now Pratten-style flutes. When I
buy some Uilleann pipes, there's a good chance I'll get them from him.
maintains a site wherein he shows 30 different bagpipes from around
the world in detail. This is an excellent companion to his CD
, which I
maintains an interesting history of the
Pastoral pipe, an instrument related to the Uilleann pipes.
makes Welsh bagpipes and Pibgyrn, and maintains an archive of Welsh
music for both the Highland pipes and the Welsh pipes.
The Northumbrian Piper's Society
maintains a lot of information
for Northumbrian and Border pipes.
sells both Highland pipes, and all-synthetic practice sets for Highland pipes,
smallpipes, and Uilleann pipes.
The page background is the Walker family tartan,
registered by Robert Walker Hawks of Tennessee in 1991.
Made on a Mac.
Last Updated 17 May 2005, 5:16 PM ET