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Brian Bigley comes from musical family on the west side of Cleveland. Studying with Achill Island, piper Michael Kilbane from the age of eight, Brian's sensitivity to the art of uilleann piping has developed into a high level of understanding. His interest in maintaining the best sound possible led Brian to study the art of pipe-making with Seth Gallagher in upstate New York and time spent with flute maker Patrick Olwell. He is currently making pipes in the style of the late Dave Williams and is an accomplished reed maker. Competitive accolades include taking first prize at the Midwest Regional Fleadh Cheoil 2007.
Ohio native Tim Benson became interested in the uilleann pipes as a teenager. Involvement with the Ulster Project at that time exposed him to recordings of traditional Irish music, and spawned the beginning of a life long relationship with the pipes. Some of his earliest influences came through recordings of the Chieftains and of Joe McKenna. After attaining a practice set of pipes made by Michael Brennan of East Lake, OH, Tim received introductory lessons from Michael Kilbane through the Academy of Irish Music in Cleveland, OH. He later received more advanced tuition from piper Kieran O'Hare, and attended influential workshops at Scoil Acla in 2002 with Ciaran O'Malley andRobbie Hannan. He began teaching uilleann pipes at the Riley School ofIrish Music in Cincinnati, OH while attending college at Xavier University.
For several years Tim enjoyed performing at a wide array of venues around the mid-west, both independently and with Irishtraditional groups Silver Arm and with the Cleveland-based Portersharks. He recorded albums with both groups, and appeared on The Road to Riley, a recording of Riley School faculty.
Driven by a desire to acquire a deeper understanding of the instrument, Tim devoted himself to making uilleann pipesafter settling in Western New York in December 2006. Consequently he has rediscovered the simplicity, beauty, and mystique of the instrument. He is joinedin this venture by his partner Stephanie Cornelius, a fiddle player and mechanical engineer from Western New York, who provides design & fabrication support, and makes hand-stitched bags and bellows. Together they work to produce sets of all configurations in their shop located 30miles east of Buffalo.
Tim primarily works with the traditional turnery woodsassociated with bagpipe making, such as ebony, the rosewoods, and boxwood. Brass andnickel silver are employed for the metal work. He has a great appreciation for pipes made by classic makers such as Leo Rowsome and the Taylor brothers, and has been influenced greatly through the invaluable guidance of a few modern masters.
Every set of pipes I make is made entirely to individual order which guarantees that your pipes are made personally for you and so are unique and special to you and your requirements.
My styles and methods have been developed and well-honed in over 30 years of pipe-making. I can therefore guarantee that every set of Pipes I make will be fully in tune and properly adjusted to all of the expected norms of playing.
If you go to my 'Uilleann' page you will find many pictures showing details of my Irish Uilleann Pipes and in addition several articles on Uilleann Pipes, the history of the Uilleann Pipes and advice on buying Uilleann Pipes.
If you visit my 'Links' page you will find links to a good variety of websites dedicated to both Uilleann Piping and Scottish Smallpipe interest. I hope you find what you are looking for on these pages and please feel free to contact me with any questions - email@example.comWebsite:www.RaySloan.com
By woodworker and uilleann piper Gabriel McKeagney
Modeled after a Geoff Wooff C set, manufactured in solid walnut, and painted with a rich, warm-toned finish, these hand-carved uilleann pipe carvings are the perfect gift for the piper who has everything.
Large carving = 23.5" x 9" x .75"
Small carving = 15.5" x 6" x .5"
Large carving = $250.00
Small carving = $175.00
+plus S&H (approx. $15 domestic)
Robbie Hughes D ½ Set - A half set of Uilleann pipes made by Robbie Hughes. Reluctant to sell but they have been sitting unplayed for too long due to a new set.
The set was made around 2000 and in great condition. Bellows are air tight. It's rare that Robbies pipes come up for sale, I would love to hold on to them but it's not right that they aren't being played.
The drones are solid. Chanter has a lovely bright sound and feel with a reed made by Paddy O Hare and also the original Robbie Hughes reed included. I would be happy for £1250 for the set but am open to offers. Any questions please ask. Thanks :) Listed: 09/22/2016 Price: £1250 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Mark Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: North of Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Marc van Daal B Full Set - This set is a full B-set by Marc van Daal. The chanter is fully keyed and the set comes in a hard case.
This unique set is an outstanding showcase of Marc's craftsmanship. The main stock is a hollow main stock made from African black wood. All key work is hand forged silver plated brass and together with the flawless African black wood it makes this set one of the most attractive sets I've ever seen.
This set is brand new and it has been recently serviced by Marc himself. The bag has been seasoned, it has five new reeds and it was completely tuned.
This is a great opportunity if you want a quality B-set and you don't even have to wait years for it until it's finished!
If you want to know more about Marc's work, go and check his site: http://uilleann.net Condition: This set is brand new: it was built a few years ago but hardly ever used. Issues: None whatsoever. Materials: African black wood and silver plated brass. Reason For Sale: I want to buy a drum set and drum classes for my daughter. Listed: 09/16/2016 Price: €5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Arjen Balfoort at email@example.com Location: Holland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio:marc_van_daal_b-set.mp3 Pictures:
Kirk Lynch D ½ Set - These pipes play GREAT--they use hardly any air, the drones are very reliable, and the chanter reed takes quite well to being adjusted. Tone is beautiful: rich, earthy, and soft. Lush brown rosewood and brass fittings. INCLUDES Varnished plywood "bombproof" case with two latches, accessories compartment, and handle included. Extra chanter+drone reeds.
WHY ON EARTH AM I SELLING THIS BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT???
Simple, I love these pipes to death and I'm quite proud of owning them, but viola is my main instrument. I need to devote more time to practicing and furthering my classical music career. I'm very sad to part with these pipes, but they need to be put in the hands of someone who can make them shine!
$3,000, will cover shipping within continental US. Listed: 09/01/2016 Price: $3000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Morgan O'Shaughnessey at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Alan Ginsberg Practice Set - Rosewood chanter with c nat key. Bellows and bag excellent condition. Plays very nice. Have original reed also. Video clips on request price around 600 euro. Case supplied with set. Listed: 09/16/2016 Price: €600 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Mandy Aherne at email@example.com Location: Dublin, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Seth Gallagher C Full Set - For all those serious pipers out there, I am happy to announce that I am selling my full set of Seth Gallagher Flat Pitch Pipes in C. These pipes were built by Seth at the end of 2008. They are made from the highest quality materials, with the utmost concern for detail, and with styling reminiscent of the classic Irish pipe makers. The chanter, drones and regulators are turned from ebony, accented with imported synthetic ivory and brass ferrules. The bellows are made from cherry with an extra-heavy-duty leather gusset, and combined with the elk-tanned leather bag, provide a leak-resistant air supply. Mounted keys (high C nat., F nat., G # and B flat). Stunning workmanship all around. Seth's work is highly praised by many in the Uilleann community, notably Paddy Maloney. These pipes are in very good condition. There are no major scratches or chips, just the regular wear and tear. I am selling the pipes because I am not playing these pipes enough due to my busy schedule, and bothersome thumb arthritis. They should be in the hands of someone who can use them to their fullest. Seth Gallagher is no longer making pipes. I have decided to sell the pipes for $7500 United States Dollars plus shipping. I will include the hard case with hand made protective sleeves for each of the components minus the regulator component. Purchaser pays shipment and insurance costs. Please feel free to contact me. Includes a black solid case for shipment Listed: 09/01/2016 Price: $7500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Erik Dahl at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Seattle, WA, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Louis O Coileain D Practice Set - Uilleann pipes practice set, new. Choice of three chanters, boxwood, ebony or mopane. Tuned and reeded by Cillian O'Briain. Wood top is €100 extra. Listed: 08/19/2016 Price: €1350 brasss top / €1450 wooden top - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Louis O Coileain at email@example.com Location: Dublin, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
John Pederson D ½ Set - I'd like to list my 1/2 set of John Peterson (of Amazing Grace Music) pipes for sale. I'd like to ask $1100. They are currently playable, but there are loose parts so will need re-gluing and some love to get playing perfectly. They have reeds, but again, it will need attention. They feature chanter shutoff, mechanical popping valve and blocked for keys. I purchased them from the original owner's son.
Listed: 08/12/2016 Price: $1100 - or best offer - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Lexis Mazerski at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Los Angeles, CA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
C.J. Dixon D Practice Set - -Dixon chanter and bag. Brand new John Walsh bellows. Unknown reed maker. Chanter in very good condition. Bellows are brand new. Bag is used. The bag has a small leak. The chanter is rosewood. Too busy to play it. Listed: 06/20/2016 Price: $1100 Canadian - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Robin Brooks at email@example.com Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
EvertJan ‚t Hart D Chanter - A brand new chanter of the pipemaker and piper EvertJan ‚t Hart from the Netherlands www.hartdd.com/pipes.html Pitch: concert D with all the keys and stopkey. Made in ebony. Bag from Jackie Boyce and bellows from Simon Hope. If you want the set extended to half or full,Evertjan will make them. Condition: In perfect shape, playing easy and in tune. Nice mellow tone. Professional set.
I added the bag and bellows ( I am a professional pipe maker ) ( www.doedelzak.com) Materials: ebonywood,imitation ivory and silvered metal. Reason for sale: I waited two years for this chanter and in the mean time ,having increasing problems with arthritis. Listed: 06/14/2016 Price: €2,300 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Frans Hattink at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Oosterend, Netherlands Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Taylor Style D Full Set with Hubbert Chanter - I am looking to find a new home for my old Taylor-style set. This has been my main set of pipes for quite a few years, and I have played them regularly across Ireland and the UK. I absolutely love these pipes, but as I have recently acquired a full set made by the Taylor Brothers themselves, it is time to pass them on to a good home. About the set: This is a beautiful, fully restored and reeded set of pipes dating from the early 1900s. For those who love historic sets and Taylor-style work as I do, you will struggle to find a better looking, sounding and playing set than this one, and most importantly an historic set that is playing straight out of the box. The condition is excellent, and when polished up it is often mistaken for a brand new set of pipes. Several top pipers have commented on its lovely tone (it's often said to have 'that old sound', if you like that kind of thing as I do).
This is a rare opportunity for the right piper. Body: The body of the set dates from the early 1900s. Like many old Taylor-style sets, determining the maker requires a bit of educated guesswork. Some suggest Patsy Brown of Boston. Others suggest Jack and Ed Crowley of New York. I have been able to identify only two or three other sets by this maker.
The drones and regs are identical to a set pictured in the hands of a piper in the famous group photo on the cover of the 'Wheels of the World, vol. 1' record (I'm not saying this is that exact set, only that it is by the same maker and therefore dates from that era). The body is in ebony, nickel silver and bone, and the mainstock is oak. The regulator mounts and bass drone puck are original ebony. It has the Taylor-style triple bored bass drone and wrap around bass reg. The drones are beautiful and warm, and the regs reeded to a mellow the volume so there is a lovely balance with the chanter and drones. Chanter: When I acquired the drones and regs, they came with the original chanter top but no chanter. In 2014, I asked Michael Hubbert to make me a chanter in the Taylor style reusing this original old chanter top. It is a beautiful bright chanter that blends perfectly with the rest of the set both visually and musically. It is the first (and as far as I know the only) block-keyed Taylor copy Michael has made, and was based on a true Taylor he was restoring at the time I ordered. The 5-keyed chanter with stop-key is in ebony, nickel and mammoth ivory, and while Taylorish on the outside has Michael's modern bore based on Crowley.
I am happy to provide much more information and detailed photos to seriously interested pipers. I am asking $12,000 USD ono. I will also include a vinyl copy of the Wheels of the World LP with the cover photo mentioned above.
Listed: 06/06/2016 Price:Reduced:$12,000 $10,000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Rick Lines at email@example.com Location: London, England Please use caution when sharing personal information! Video: Dropbox Link Pictures:
Lorcan Dunne D ½ Set - Made of brass, black maire (a rare New Zealand hardwood), imitation ivory. Chanter has stop key, f natural, c natural and g sharp keys, made in 1999. Drones added 2002. Good working order with some cosmetic damage on imitation ivory. Consistently played over the last 15 years. Selling after buying Mullaly full set. Listed: 06/06/2016 Price: €3,000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Michael Coughlan at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: London, England Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Martin Preshaw D ½ Set - I brought a Martin Preshaw chanter back from Ireland for you in 2002. I've not played the pipes for a long time and I'm looking to sell this Preshaw 1/2 set, one of the first sets he made after I went to his shop in County Down and spent the day with he and his family. One of the keys on the chanter doesn't work and the whole set would need to be looked at by someone who knows a bit about piping. Just looking for a fair price and want to be upfront about everything. Listed: 05/26/2016 Price: $3,000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Zachary Abbott at email@example.com Location: San Diego, California Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Richard L O'Mealy C One Regulator Set - Hi There everyone, So what we have here is a unique, one of a kind set of Uilleann pipes built in 1901 by the make R.L. O'Mealy of Belfast. The set has been identified from a picture in the Sean Reid society journal as the set from Memo. Link to picture below.
The set came to me over a year ago now after being found by a widow under a bed in Belfast, After bringing the set home with me to Clare it came to the attention of Ronan Browne and following a visit to Ronan 's house and doing long comparisons with the photograph it was decided that the set in front of us was indeed the lost set featured in the Memo picture.
After identifying the set I set about looking to see if it was possible to get the set restored and playing again as Sadly not all of the set had survived its 115 year life.
So the set went off to a specialist and after many hours of labour I received a phone call 2 days ago on the 19th of April to say the set was playing again and ready for collection.
At this point I have decided that I needed to make a decision. Was the set going to be for me to keep, play and cherish or was it going to be for someone else?
So after a lot of thought I have decided to offer the set for sale for someone else to take up. I have only been playing the pipes for a short period I would feel happier and more comfortable learning on a D set rather then a flat set and I feel that such an iconic set should be played by someone more deserving of it then I.
Ronan Browne is very excited about the appearance of this set after it has been lost for so long and is very happy it is up and playing again. It is an iconic set of great historical importance as it is very early in O'Mealy's career when he was still experimenting and it was before he went on to do his Taylor style sets with the double bass regulators and instead follows the normal configuration of tenor, baritone, bass. Its only a personal theory and there is no way to substantiate this but it seems odd the set was built in 1901 and the picture we have is around 1905 so I personally believe that this was built as O'Mealy own personal set and played by him for a few years. Of course I could be wrong.
So onto the set itself. The set when I found it was not playing at all and consisted of the original leather bad and bag cover and in-between another kind of line material separating the two. An O'Mealy chanter in Boxwood. Now this is an Original O'Mealy chanter but it is clear that it is a replacement chanter, probably attached to the set by himself but it is a later design. Now remembering that at the time of the sets construction his pipe making was in its infancy and he was clearly experimenting trying to find his style and so it is possible that the original was not the best chanter and who ever eventually bought the set may have asked for a new chanter at a later date in O'Mealy's career. This however is just speculation as there are several other reasons as to who the chanter was replaced.
The mainstock is original and dated and stamped and has a think piece of horn were it connects to the bag. There is also the iconic one off Baritone regulator which has an upturned tube and puck, as stamped and a baritone reulator. The tenor drone is sadly not O'Mealy's work but was clearly taken from another old set and plays well with this one. There is a dummy drone (chair leg) blocking were the tenor reg would go and the bass drone sadly lost has been plugged. The original hand stitched bellows is also with the set.
So the work that was done to get the set playing including new reeds, re-hemping, cleaning, a new part was built for the tenor drone slide to mount on, a new Keller Bag and a lot of hours of labour. The original parts that were replaced have been kept and are with the set. As I said, the set playing as it is but if it was to be returned to its former glory the next job would be to build a new Bass drone and the two missing regulators.
An interesting point about the fittings, the thick ring around the stock is clearly horn but the other fitting at first were thought to be ivory but have in-fact turned out to be a very early form of plastic which I'm was identifiable as it was made up of 30% celluloloid!! This is not only interesting but also handy as moving a set with ivory fittings can be problematic.
I cant seem to load images to this advert so when I have it advertised on other site I will copy in the links or if anyone Is interested I can forward them on any Pictures they would like.
I also have a short video clip of the pipes being played which is available on request.
If you are interested in the set please get in touch with me with SENSIBLE OFFERS ONLY please. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call me on my mobile 00353(0)874358244 or send me a PM.
Ashley Listed: 04/26/2016 Price: Reasonable Offers Please - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ashley O'Rourke at email@example.com Tel: 00 353 (0) 874358244 Location: Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Cillian O'Briain D ¾ Set - Kíla piper Eoin Dillon is selling this very nice set in macassar ebony & brass. These are the pipes played on all the Kíla recordings. Listed: 04/11/2016 Price: Offers Over €10,000 please - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Eoin Dillon at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (086) 0626220 Location: Dublin, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Adrian Jeffries D Full Set - Ebony, nickel silver with boxwood mounts. Hardcase for the pipes included. Pipes were made in 1999. The price I payed was USD 6400. Selling for $4500. Pipes are in wonderful condition. 1 Set of synthetic drone reeds, several cane drone reed, 2 Chanter reeds and 3 regulator reeds comes with it. The pipes are at my place in Sweden. Listed: 03/30/2016 Price: $4500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Uwe Hager at email@example.com Location: Sweden Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
John Addison D Full Set - Full set of pipes made by John Addison in early 1978. Mounted in real ivory. Matching chanter also included. Condition: The pipes haven't been played in many years so will need a bit of time spent to get them going again. The bag, reeds and a couple of valves will likely need replacing and the pipes rehemped – all as would be expected for a set of pipes that have sat unplayed for many years. All the wood is in great condition with no cracks and the ivory is absolutely beautiful. The pipes also come with hand drawn plans for them made by John Addison (an example is pictured) and also hand written letter from John to the original owner dated 1978. Any issues: Just need to get them going again, as mentioned above. Material: African Blackwood, real ivory and brass. Reason for sale: No idea how to play them and no time to learn. Listed: 03/30/2016 Price: $5000 - or best offer - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ryan Canning at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Glasgow, Scotland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Rogge, Lynch, Britton & Gallagher ¾ Set - A 3/4 set of pipes with Andreas Rogge chanter, Kirk Lynch drones, Tim Britton regulators and Seth Gallagher bellows. Recently reeded by Michael Hubbert, this is a nice set of pipes that I don't play (I play the Lynch chanter) and I need to sell, as I would like to get a C set sometime in the future. Listed: 02/24/2016 Price:Reduced:$4750 $4000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Cormac Gannon at email@example.com Tel: (415) 902-2947 Location: Fairfax, CA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Seth Gallagher D Chanter - Seth Gallagher left handed 2015 chanter. This chanter is one of the last Seth ever made. It is a one of a kind collector's item and very much functional. It has full four keys (I've removed the f natural for now). Needs to be reeded. Sounds great and Seth can reed it up easily if you send it away. Like new some wear on the bronze. Perfect for left or right handed. Seth no longer makes pipes so this is a rare opportunity. 1900 usd because it is without a reed but was more than that brand new I can tell you that! I'm selling reluctantly because I could use the cash unfortunately. Listed: 02/22/2016 Price: $1900 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Jim Molloy firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Book Collection - Some wonderful books here. They are available individually or as a set. You may have some luck finding them up on the following website for comparisons - abe.com
A. O'Neill's Irish Music - 1908 first edition
B. O'Neill's Irish Folk Music-1910 first edition signed and dedicated 1910
C. O'Neill's Irish Minstrels and Musicians-1913 first edition signed and dated 1913
D. 1840 Buntings music of Ireland
E. 1923 Amrain Muige Seola by Mrs Costello Tuam ,dealing with the songs and music of Mayo and Galway pre 1923 Listed: 02/15/2016 Price: All Offers Considered - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Liam Moore at email@example.com Location: Clare, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Andreas Rogge B Chanter - Master Edition Flat Chanter in B. Made of Plum wood. F and C keys with leaf springs. Excellent Condition. My father has arthritis and can no longer play. Listed: 02/09/2016 Price: £2200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Alfred Hackett at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (0044) 7704442972 Location: Omagh, Tyrone, Northern Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio:Link 1 - Link 2 Pictures:
Ray Sloan D Practice Set - In excellent condition. Listed: 01/28/2016 Price: €1280 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ohad Taub at email@example.com Location: Israel Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
vPipes - Pipes in perfect condition for sale. Used when kids where a sleep to learn a few tunes. Listed: 01/20/2016 Price: €1000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Darragh O Heiligh at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (087) 7670464 Location: Drogheda, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Michael Vignoles D ½ Set - Materials: African Blackwood and brass Chanter and drones. Chanter has a brass windcap with a stop key and is blocked for keys. Extra chanter reed and drone reeds included. Leather bag with padded bellows. Also comes with a vinyl bag with stocks. Green velvet bag cover with gold trim.
The set is reeded by the maker and is playing well in tune. Condition: Used. This set was made for me and is about 10 years old. I am selling the pipes after acquiring regulators for another set. Listed: 01/07/2016 Price: $2500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Rick Hall at 1rkhall at gmail dot com Location: Knoxville, TN Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
J.J. Maloney D Full Set - The set is constructed of rosewood and brass and has been played in and very well looked after.The pipes were made by J J Maloney in 1979,These pipes were professionally made unlike some of the cheap mass produced ones on sale from certain countries. These pipes have won two All Ireland championships.And were played by a 12 year old in this years All Ireland Fleadh and came fourth.The pipes have a lovely smooth sweet tone and a nice clear second octave.
The drones are good,regulators may need new reeds or tweaked,bag recently replaced and is air tight,comes with a sturdy case. Listed: 01/04/2016 Price: £2850 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Amanda Cushnahan at email@example.com Tel: (0044) 7710100231 Location: Antrim, Northern Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:Link »
Seth Gallagher D Drones, Stock & Regs - I'm looking at selling my beloved 2005 Seth Gallagher uilleann drones, main-stock, and regulators. They are nickel-silver Blackwood / imitation ivory. I would be willing to sell them as a group, or just drones and main stock. Would be perfect for someone looking to upgrade from a practice set. Drones $2500 Drones and Regulators $5000. I am the second owner of these pipes, and I would like to sell them for what I bought them for. Listed: 12/15/2015 Price: $2500/$5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: James Riddle at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Kansas City, MO, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Alan Ginsberg D ½ Set - Alan Ginsberg D half set with David Daye D Penny Chanter w/ high C key.
Pipes have been tested recently and sound great. Drones are (most likely, from research on Ginsberg pipes, although I am not a wood experty) blackwood with a rosewood or walnut stock. Not sure if there is imitation ivory, or real ivory. A more experienced piper guessed their age to be from the 70's or 80's and said it was possible the ivory was real.
No damage, only things would be very minor blemishes from being an older set of pipes, however they have been lovingly cared for and kept in a case the entire time I have owned them (approx. 7 years). Chanter was made new for me 7 years ago, reed could do with a scraping, I'm told, but is in good shape.
This is a great set of pipes, unfortunately I lack the time to pursue the Uilleann Pipes as much as I would like, and the amount of dedication required to learn the craft, such as reed making, are outside of my availability right now. Breaks my heart to sell them, but I'm a working bassist and that's where I'm putting most of my time.
No bellows or reed. Listed: 10/25/2015 Price: $2500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Matthew Ezzard at email@example.com Tel: (505) 435-3852 Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Marcus Coulter D Practice Set - 2013/14 Marcus Coulter practice set, Brass with African Boxwood and imitation ivory mounts. Marcus is a very well respected young pipe maker who has done work for the likes of Mike McGoldrick and John McSherry in the past. Listed: 10/21/2015 Price: £1750 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Dan Mulchinock at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (0044) 7792823645 Location: Birmingham, UK Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Gordon Galloway D Chanter etc. - I'm selling a Gordon Galloway chanter in concert pitch d. It's in perfect condition. It is made from ebony, brass with box wood mounts. It has a c natural key mounted. It is reeded with a nice bright clear tone. Also included is an additional d chanter (maker unknown) a set of bellows, a bag, carry case. Drones are now Sold. and a budget set of drones reeded made by David Daye. If interested in the GG chanter alone I would accept €900 (would cost €1250 new at the current exchange rate). Listed: 09/02/2015 Price: €1000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Gary Rodgers at email@example.com Location: Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Alain Froment F Practice Set - Ebony, stainless steel and faux ivory. It is in original barely used condition. Original reed and great original working order. C key. Bag is sealed, bellows in first class condition and chanter is an original only one of 3# AF prototype. A collector's item as well as a child's delight :) Listed: 08/26/2015 Price: $3200 o.b.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Gabriel McKeagney at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: California, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
vPipes - Vpipes for sale, I purchased them in 2012 and they are in fantastic condition and sound great. The reason for me selling is so I can upgrade my chanter for my acoustic set. With your purchase of the Vpipes I will add at no extra cost one set of Beats headphones. Listed: 08/26/2015 Price: $1500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Stephen Green at email@example.com Tel: (316) 393-1991 Location: Kansas, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Andreas Rogge B Chanter - Ebony & nickel silver chanter pitched in B natural with boxwood mounts, four keys (equivalent of: F natural, G#, Bb, C natural) plus a stop key. This is a perfect playing chanter in excellent condition, rarely played; looking for a good home. Listed: 06/22/2015 Price: $2000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Michael O'Donovan at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Los Angeles, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Kirk Lynch D ½ Set - I'm selling my Kirk Lynch half set, I bought these pipes used about 2 and a half years ago through Kirk himself and he went through and did some maintenance at the time and gave them a new chanter reed as well as synthetic drone reeds that have been playing really well for me. It's a Coco Bolo set with a 3 key chanter (F, G#, C) and a wooden chanter top. Selling them because I'm buying a full set and want taylor style regs which kirk doesn't do. The only issue I'd mention is other people have told me the bellows are a bit stretched and could be more efficient but it hasn't been a problem for me. Includes a Doscocil hard case that I will ship them in. I'm asking $3300 USD which is what I paid for them. Listed: 05/31/2015 Price: US$3300 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Spencer Murray at Spencer.email@example.com Location: Edmonton AB Canada Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Patrick Sky D ½ Set - I'm selling a Pat Sky half set – purchased new from Pat in the fall of 2011. Chanter has 3 keys. Set is fully reeded and playing well. Heavy duty carrying case is included. Buyer pays shipping and insurance. Email me for details. Listed: 05/28/2015 Price: US$2800 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Mike Lyon at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (256) 564-7386 Location: Alabama, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
vPipes - Electronic pipes. Perfect working order. Really good for practising and great fun to play. Listed: 04/20/2015 Price: €1200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: James Brennan at email@example.com Tel: IRL (089) 4974405 Location: Louth, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Hevia D Chanter - HEVIA left-handed uillieann pipe chanter. The chanter is made of African blackwood, stainless silver and vegetal ivory. It is in D concert pitch and is fitted with both C and F keys. It also has a stop key. The chanter will be carefully packaged and sent by courier. Listed: 03/24/2015 Price: £750 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Joe Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: UK (07789) 088929 Location: Glasgow, Scotland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Seth Gallagher D ¾ Set - Concert pitch 3/4 set made by Seth Gallagher. Brass and ebony with imitation ivory mounts. Set in excellent condition.
Listed: 03/21/2015 Price: €4500 o.b.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Mick Campbell at email@example.com Location: Gerona, Cataluña, SPAIN Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Aebi Chanter & Arpha D Full Set - Uilleann pipes Arpa in D and chanter in D Tom AEBI. This set arpa is mounted stainless steel and boxwood and chanter the 4 keys are sterling silver and brass plated silver remains, boxwood ring. Very good condition. This set Arhpa was the only one whose frames are mounted boxwood others it's plastic. It sounds right but will require an adjustment of the regulators. drones are extremely stable. The singing was excellent sound. I did not record on youtube but there has if you shop around. The set comes with two reeds for singing. Drones reeds is redwood and others reeds are comes available with. It lacks the reed acute regulator. The case is provided. It hurts my heart but I'm bagpiper and a lack of time I sell it. (Loïc Bléjean was my teacher)
Full set 5500euros.
Chanter only: 2000euros and set without chanter but with cas: 3500euros
You can try it at home on the Lanmeur sector. Listed: 02/20/2015 Price: Options Above ^ - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Guillaume ANDRE at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: France: 0674155428 Location: GUIMAEC, France Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Tommy Martin D Chanter - D chanter in ebony with boxwood mounts and brass fittings made by Tommy Martin. The chanter has 3 keys fitted, C, F and Bb although the video is older and only shows the chanter with 1 key. It also has a wood top. I made this chanter for myself and played it for about 8 or 9 months. The only reason I don't play it now is that I made another chanter for myself with different kind of mounts that match my regulators and drones a bit better. Listed: 02/16/2015 Price: $1200 o.b.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Tommy Martin at email@example.com Tel: (314) 435-7567 Location: St. Louis, MO, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
C.J. Dixon D Practice Set - This is a CJ Dixon practice set in D. Includes bellows, bag, and a cocobolo chanter. Pipes have been well maintained. Made in 2010. Will ship Worldwide. Listed: 02/12/2015 Price:Reduced:€1100 $900/800E - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Grant Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (704) 942-1230 Location: Charlotte, NC, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Mystery Half Set & Wooff Chanter - Half Set of Pipes for sale in the key of B. Includes a Geoff Woofe chanter. In immaculate condition and playing very well. Reason for sale, not being played as much anymore. If interested please email or phone. Listed: 02/10/2015 Price: €3200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Brendan Collins at email@example.com Tel: (087) 6732020 Location: Tipperary, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Neil O'Grady D ½ Set - Detailed Description of item for sale I have a half set in D made by Neil O'Grady in 2004 for sale OR trade.
I bought this set second hand for $1200 USD. The pipes are made from Cocobolo with brass and maple mounts.
The set is in good condition but it needs some standard TLC. I suspect there's a leak where the chanter stock is tied into the bag and the connector from the bellows to bag has a leak. With the exception of the connector, the bellows are airtight and well made.
The chanter cap is brass and there are three keys (F nat, Bb, and high C nat.).
The chanter reed is alright. The main issue is that the back D is very touchy. By that, I mean it sinks to C# if you give just the slightest amount of too much pressure. I figured out a way around it by fingering back D differently by opening my left hand middle finger when playing back D. The rest of the scale is well in tune though and the chanter sounds really lovely.
All it needs is a good reed. I still have Neils reed dimensions floating around the ether of my inbox and can venture into said ether to retrieve said dimensions if you ask nicely. :P
The drones have a good warm sound and the bass drone produces a nice, fat tone. Once they're tuned, they lock in nicely.
The tenor reed is a bit suspect as it double tones sometimes but it is not inoperable.
The tenor drone has a minor surface scratch at the base of the drone that was caused by the drone switch. This of course does not effect the instruments playability.
I can send pictures and sound files on request when I return home in roughly a week and some change.
I want to pass these pipes on for a couple of reasons.
I'm going to be getting a full set of B pipes from Rogge sometime soon so these pipes are now obsolete.
I feel like this would be a good set for someone who wants to get into piping without breaking the wallet or dealing with a wait list or for someone on the practice set who wants to upgrade. I would really like to see this set go to someone who's still starting out. Or an experienced player who needs a beater/back-up set or whatever. I don't really care as long as they are going to a good home where they will be played and well loved.
I'm open to offers and the price is flexible but I would like to get at least $950 for them.
I'm looking for an AWESEOME D chanter.
I would really like to trade for a Rogge D but I would certainly consider other reputable makers.
If you're into the trade then lets talk about it, do some haggling and see where it goes. It'll be fun, I promise.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This account is connected to my phone so my response will be timely unless I'm away from my phone or in mortal peril.
I'm also open to talking on the phone. Communicating with a voice is much more enjoyable than using little colored pixels on a screen to work out a deal with an unknown carbon based life form. If you want to do that then just email me and say so. I would also like to say that if you're going to be in the Asheville area anytime in the foreseeable future then we can get together and you can go over the pipes and see what you think.
Just let me know :)
The chanter doesn't have to have keys, in fact, I would almost prefer that it didn't. If it comes with a good reed and it's ready to wail then that's great.
Listed: 12/28/2014 Price: $950 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Connell Sanderson at email@example.com Tel: (828) 712-1455 Location: Asheville, NC, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Joe Kennedy C# Ful Set - Full set of pipes in C# by Joe Kennedy, in the Coyne style. Ebony, boxwood, and brass. Chanter has 5 keys plus stop key. Chanter and drones constructed in 2004, tenor and baritone regulators in 2008, bass regulator added 2013. Set fully reeded by the maker, and in good order. Listed: 11/13/2014 Price: $12,000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Kieran O'Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Maine, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Michael Vignoles D Ful Set - These are a set made in the early 80's. They are playing very well as a half set and the chanter is nicely balanced. The set is fully airtight and the regs are reeded but need tuning. The pipes have some minor wear and tear on the imitation ivory and there is a small bump on the bass reg but it wont affect the sound. Listed: 11/05/2014 Price: €2900 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Joe Gavin at email@example.com Location: Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Peter Hunter B Chanter - Blackwood. I'm not first owner of this chanter. Chanter plays not bad really ( now there is some tape on holes for tuning), but i think it will be good to get a fresh reed for it!
If you want sound or additional photos, i easily can send it! New chanter costs on Peter's website (http://www.hunterpipes.co.uk/Prices.html) is £850, i want £600 + shipping. Listed: 10/31/2014 Price: UK£600 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Alexander Karavaev at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Moscow, Russian Federation Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Eugene Lambe D Full Set - Full Eugene Lambe set playing great (no leaks or anything), nice rare Lignum vitae wood with brass and imitation ivory. In great condition. Bass drone head has small chip from the imitation ivory gone, does not affect playing though. The set is one of Eugene's great work from around late 80's. It comes in a hard case with velour lining and two boxes of reeds, which were all tested and playing very well. It was sitting for years and hasn't been played and i think its a pity as they are a lovely set. They have just under gone some work to get them playing really well, work was carried out by Donnacha Dwyer last week. The brass needs a polish. Will accept reasonable offers. Listed: 10/31/2014 Price: €4000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Sean Neary at email@example.com Location: Dublin, Ireland Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
BC Childress D ½ Set - BC Childress concert pitched 1/2 set for sale. "BC Childress 87 2003" is stamped on the chanter. The pipes are in amazing condition! Pretty much as good as new!
I am a professional jazz trumpet and sax player. and just don't have the time to learn the pipes! They have been sitting untouched in a dust free tupperware plastic box, wrapped in towels in an environment where there is NO HUMIDITY! I Will sell the set for a fair price:
Please feel free to email me with any questions. Will ship worldwide. As I am a musician, I know how to pack instruments for shipping! I look forward to hearing from you. Listed: 10/04/2014 Price: US$3000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Simon Stribling at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: (778) 885-3085 Location: B.C., Canada Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Michael Hubbert D Practice Set - Selling my Michael Hubbert practice set due to lack of use/time to learn pipes. I'm mainly a string player that dabbles in whistle, and always thought it would be wonderful to learn pipes. But between the time I ordered the pipes and the time they were finished (4 years later) a lot changed in life (new baby, etc) and I just don't have the time to commit (alas, I'm a string player). So ... sadly, I'm parting with them....
However, he's stopped taking orders, so hopefully it'll be someone's lucky day.
They're in perfect condition and barely played. Never even been out of the house. The reed needs a little tweaking at this point. Other than that...
Uilleann Pipes, practice set in D
Ebony with nickel silver
Long F# key
block for G#
Will also throw in the book: The New Approach to Uilleann Piping by H.J. Clarke
I'm in the Santa Cruz, CA area. Very wary of shipping these, but may consider if buyer pays costs/insurance, etc. Listed: 09/29/2014 Price: $2200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Greg Roe at email@example.com Location: Santa Cruz, CA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Joe Kennedy D Bass Regulator - This is a great opportunity for pipers that are looking to getting into regulator playing and with a product made by one of the best pipe makers on our planet. This bass reg was completed back in December 2012. It is made from brass and rosewood. First and only set of regulators that Joe has made in the Taylor style. It plays lovely and sounds very much like the old style bass regs. It has lots of volume too. The style of the reg is very plain as per my request so it ables the buyer to make ferrel or extra mount additions easy. Joe is aware of this sale and has agreed to make tenor and baritone regs if the buyer wants. If your not bothered by the difference in the keys and wood, this reg can possibly be added on to an existing set of regs or even be played on its own as a single. Please see the instalment materials in the pictures. If you are handy, the reg could be installed by yourself with help from Joe. I am only selling this for financial reasons and also because that I have come to terms that I am a happy 3/4 set player and decided to finally commit to this. I have had 3 other sets of pipes and always end up taking the bass regulator off. I'm okay with this and much happier. This reg is in great condition. It comes with 2 cane reeds and the main reed is spruce. Joe's asking price for a new reg is $2500 Canadian and a bit more for Taylor style. I am looking for offers. Buyer pays shipping but I will be willing to ship to Joe if you make plans for the reg to go to his shop. Listed: 09/09/2014 Price: $1500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Jeremy Keddy at firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Nova Scotia, Canada Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Davy Spillane D Chanter - Constructed from African Blackwood with imitation ivory decorations and silver plated metal work. The chanter top was made by Brian Bigley and is made from Stainless Steel and imitation ivory. The chanter has a c natural key and brand new reed. I will send sound files upon request. Listed: 08/27/2014 Price: $1200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Sean Doherty at irishpiper77(at)gmail(dot)com » Location: Boston, USA Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Matt Kiernan C ½ Set - This is an old set of pipes and has something of a 'rustic appearance', its not all shiny stainless steel and black wood but old patina brass and Green Hart wood (to the best of my knowledge). I'm guessing its from the 70's and has something of an old 'authentic sound' (if that makes sense).
It started out as a full set but the regulator springs and pads need work so I have removed them to form this half set. I had hoped to do the repairs myself but never got around to doing it. So now it is stripped down to a half set with hardwood plugs in the the stock where the tenor and baritone regs would be and another plug in the bass bar that is still mounted and that still has a reed fitted inside it.
Its playing really well as a half set and if the buyer is interested in taking the regs as well they should make me an offer for the regs as an add on. As I say above they would be a 'bit of a project' as they would benefit greatly from new springs and the odd pad needs replacing as well. The reeds in the regs are all working well and were made by Dicky Deegan a few years back.
I think the bass resonator is made of ivory and maybe the other mountings on the tenor and baritone drones too.
My reason for selling? I currently own two full sets (D and B) and I'm moving to Ireland and need the money. Listed: 06/25/2014 Price: £1850 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Kieron Concannon at kieron(at)fdmrecords(dot)com Te: (UK and Ireland) 0044 7771 707 484 Location: England Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
C.J. Dixon / J. Addison D ½ Set - African Blackwood, brass, synthetic ivory mounts. New Chanter Reed, almost blown in. Cane Bass Reed, easy drone Baritone Reed, North Umbrian Tenor Reed. Dixon Chanter, bag, bellows. Addison drones. Plays very well, no leaks in bag. Played very frequently until recently when I purchased a full set. Listed: 06/18/2014 Price: $2000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Stewart Pittman at turasnamara(at)gmail(dot)com Te: (757) 812-5539 Location: United States Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Marc van Daal D Full Set - African Blackwood in D. C & F key on chanter. Fully reeded. Plays great sounds lovely in the right hands. Heavy duty bellows. New bag & cover. Sturdy wood case.
Selling because I use the 1/2 set more often. Shame to have it sit here. Listed: 06/12/2014 Price: $5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: John Redstone at JohnERed66(at)yahoo(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Various Quality Makers D ½ Set - D half set with 1 regulator. Perfect for a beginner looking to move on to play with drones and will have the Baritone regulator waiting. This is also handy as most tutorials say to start with just the Baritone regulator.
The chanter is by Jim Whenham. I'm loathed to sell this chanter as its fantastic!!! Easy read that plays perfectly in tune over both octaves and all the keys! Its fully keyed. Jim did the F and C natural and Cillian O'Briain pin mounted the Bb and G# keys. Its Ebony, brass and boxwood fittings. It has nice scalloping which is great when you start as your fingers just fly straight to the holes.
The bellows is also Whenhams. Its spring mounted inside so when you close the bellows it pops open again which is a hand feature.
The stock, rubber bag and fittings were just made a few days ago by Martin McIntyre and the stock is a beautiful bit of wood with crome fittings. He also readed the drones with cane reeds.
The Baritone regulator was made by Bruce Childress and Nick Whitmer made the screw cap at the bottom which allows you to unscrew the bottom fitting to tune the D note. The reed sits in a brass tube so you can push it in and out easily without re-hemping it all the time. Its a nice quirky looking regulator and has a nice soft tone and is well in tune.
The drones are cheap. They have cane reeds in which helps, not sure of the wood, plastic and crome fittings. They play just fine, tune well and are steady as a rock, so even thought there no great shakes they do there job.
Also I have a Martin Preshaw bag with fittings. It has a stock cup which needs to be blocked. If someone wants to do that then they will have a handy spare bag. Its all leather and the fittings look nice.
Please contact me with any questions. Listed: 06/10/2014 Price:Reduced:£2000 £1600 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ashley Jones at ashleyjones3(at)icloud(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Matt Kiernan D ½ Set - A half set of pipes made by legendary pipemaker Matt Kiernan in Dublin in 1973. The instrument looks like new and comprises bag, bellows, chanter and drones and is in fine playing condition. The bag is new as are all the reeds. The instrument sounds tip top and is a joy to play. This is a chance to lay your hands on a really beautiful piece of work. I will consider all reasonable offers. Shipping and insurance costs should be borne by the buyer. Listed: 06/10/2014 Price: All Reasonable Offers Considered - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Eric Johnstone at ericfjohnstone(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
vPipes - Set of vpipes for sale. Set was carefully used just few weeks so they are in perfect condition. Reason of selling: I need money for my workshop, so unfortunately i should sell them. Good thing for practising at late night or when you travel somewhere. Cost of new set is €1490, my price is €1150 + shipping + no waiting list =) I will send them with company like DHL or another where i can get tracking number for you. If you decide to buy them in next 3 days since this ad was published I'll give an extra discount of €50, so price will be only €1100+shipping. Don't miss a good deal. Listed: 05/08/2014 Price: €1150 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Alexander Karavaev at alexander.piper(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Tony Hebdon D Chanter - I'm selling a concert pitch chanter made by Tony Hebdon in 1999. The chanter is ebony with brass top and imitation ivory mounts, and two keys (F nat and C). The fingerholes are scalloped in the Taylor style for more secure finger placement. Recently re-reeded by Bruce Childress and going well (the reed is almost new; I've played it just enough to break it in). It's in great condition with the exception of a tiny chip out of the imitation ivory mount below the chanter cap. I've played this stick on many gigs over the past 15 years, but these days I prefer the darker sound of my Kirk Lynch chanter. Asking $1000 USD. I'm in Boston, but will ship anywhere (buyer pays shipping costs). I don't have video but I'm happy to send MP3 sound samples via email if you'd like to hear the chanter. Listed: 03/29/2014 Price: $1000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Dan Meyers at danielmeyers466(at)outlook(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Seth Gallagher D ½ Set - Ebony with nickel silver.
Time to let it go! A beautiful half set in D with C Natural key added by Seth. I also had him smooth the finger holes for a better seal and more comfortable grip. (A nice feature that I had seen on other makers Chanters and wanted on mine)
Seth Gallagher Uilleann Pipes are made from the highest quality materials, with the utmost concern for detail, and with styling reminiscent of the classic Irish pipe makers.
Chanters and drones are turned from ebony. They are accented with imported synthetic ivory and brass ferrules. Bellows are made from cherry with an extra-heavy-duty leather gusset, and combined with the elk-tanned leather bag, provide a leak-resistant air supply.
The highest quality of materials and workmanship produces an excellent quality of sound. The concert pitch D chanter is bright and resonant, and has beautiful intonation. The drones blend nicely with it to make a very pleasing whole sound. Accessories: Bag-Piper case, "Art of Uilleann Piping" videos (vol 1&2), knee shammy Condition: Excellent
Listed: 01/03/2014 Price: $5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Bob Sacca at bobsacca(at)verizon(dot)net Tel: (518) 867-6852 Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Michael Vignoles D ½ Set - Description: Concert D Half set, made my Michael Vignole. With hard case and spare chanter reed. Condition: used Any issues: Drones require tuning and setting. Materials the item is made from: Black wood, green velvet bag with gold trim. Reason for sale: Father's pipes who has died.
Listed: 01/03/2014 Price: £1400 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Georgia Herbert at georgiaherbert(at)hotmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
John Butler D Practice Set - I want to put my daughters practise set of pipes up for sale.
They are: Practise set (D). Maker: John Butler of Achill, Ireland. Bought September 2011. One careful female owner. To include hard case. Based in Dublin. PayPal not accepted.
Listed: 12/13/2013 Price: €1600 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] - PayPal not accepted. Currency Converter » Contact: Mary Butler at naionratnac(at)hotmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Denis Quigley D Full Set - Denis Quigley full set of pipes in the key of D. This attractive set was made over 10 years ago. It is in perfect playing condition (as you can see and hear on the video below!) and very steady.
The materials are African Blackwood with brass and boxwood mounts.
The Chanter is not original to the set. The make of the chanter is unknown as I bought this set second hand in the year 2002 and it is not stamped. The same chanter reed has been playing great in it since 02. It includes a C natural key.
The material of the mounts on the chanter is imitation ivory – but it does not clash with the boxwood on the rest of the set.
The bag was made by Benedict Koehler.
The reason for sale is that I no longer have enough time to play the set as often as I should and it is a shame to have it lying about.
The set comes free with standard black consort case (as seen in the last pic.) which is also in great condition.
More photos available upon request...Delighted to answer any questions!
Listed: 12/12/2013 Price: €5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Mark Redmond at wittman_mr(at)hotmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Kirk Lynch ½ Set - For sale is my beloved 1/2 set in D by Kirk Lynch. The ebony drones were made in 1996 and are the only set I believe that Kirk has made with nickel silver. The bass drone was overhauled in 2008-9 after the humidity of southern Vermont caused a stress fracture in the silver ferrule on the main section of the big loop, necessitating replacements which Kirk did in brass. This can be seen in the photos. These drones were also made originally with the silver-mounted chanter top included here. The chanter stick included is newer and was made around 2000 with brass keys and a wood top with no stopkey. Wishing to keep the silver stopkeyed top, I swapped the sticks with one another since they both fit perfectly fine, and sold the older stick with the newer top. Together, the stick with the rest of the set renders a sort of two-toned look between the silver and brass. The bellows were made in 2006 by Michael Dow and have worked beautifully from the get-go. The drone reeds are made all-new within the last year by Ted Anderson out of his finest California cane, which is the best cane available anywhere in the world. The chanter has been recently supplied with two new reeds made by Kirk out of 10-year-old Anderson cane, and are according to Kirk "some of the best reeds he's made in over 35 years of reedmaking." Kirk also attests that this is one of the very best chanters he's ever made, and with the newly-reeded drones the set is sounding and functioning absolutely the best it ever has. I've spent a very happy 7 years with these beautiful-sounding pipes using them for all sorts of stuff all over the place in all sorts of weather (they travel GREAT!), and am only selling them now to help finance a new full concert set. I'm asking $5000, which covers the $1000-or-so's worth of work I put into having the set overhauled/upgraded over the years, the Dow bellows which new would be well over $600 by now, and of course the priceless California cane reeds which are worth the price of admission alone. Any other pix/sound clips please call or email, happy to play the set over the phone.
Listed: 11/24/2013 Price:Reduced:$5000 $4000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ben Jaber at mustbethedouble(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Here's a YouTube clip from around 4 years ago:
Andreas Rogge D ½ Set - For sale...my D set made for me this year by Andreas Rogge. Plumwood/Brass/Imitation Ivory.
Chanter has Cnat, Fnat and stop keys. This is Andreas's" new" style chanter modeled after a Rowsome. Lovely tone & spot on intonation. If you are familiar with Rogge's work, you'll know what I mean.
These are as beautiful to look at as to play.
In perfect condition, the drones are unique with the addition of an A mounted to the main stock and controlled by its own switch.
You will need a bellows as Im keeping the Rogge for my flat set, although I do have a Mike Dow bellows in near new condition that we can talk about.
This is an opportunity to obtain a top class set in near new condition without the wait.
Price $5000 USD plus shipping. (this price would include the Dow bellows)
International we can discuss.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions and I will respond promptly.
Listed: 11/18/2013 [12/31/2013 revised to include chanter] Price: $5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Seamus Monahan at eirepiper(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Tim Britton D Full Set - Britton Deluxe set. It is the set pictured on this web page: http://www.skep.com/britton/pipes.htm. The set is in very good condition. All leather parts are original and so are soiled but there are no leaks. The pipe in the bellows which receives the union pipe from the bag is missing. I have been inserting the pipe into the bellows hole for a decade with no problems. Set is blackwood. Keys are brass. A drone plus the three D's. Three regs. Chanter fully keyed. Reed in the bass reg was never very good at all but I have not played the set for some time which is why I am selling. Sale includes the wood case, all my reed making tools and all my Spanish cane. Listed: 10/29/2013 Price: $7500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Roy N. Rogers at RoyNRogers(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information!
Willie Rousome ¾ Set - These historic set of pipes were made by Willie Rowesome. It is thought that they are in either C or C#. The name Rowsome is spelt with a "u" (Rousome). The pipes have not been tampered with and they are in good and original condition. The reeds are missing. - [Ed. - Makers name is printed on bellows only. Before buying please verify with reputable maker as to who possible maker could be. I would also recommend the set be reeded by a reputable maker before sale.]
Listed: 10/14/2013 Price: Open To Offers - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Enda Thomas at atinvent(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Bruce Du Ve D Chanter - a rare opportunity to purchase a Du Ve chanter.
The chanter is used and is in excellent condition. It is keyless but has the hole drilled and plugged for the C natural. It has one of Brian Howard's excellent reeds in it and is in perfect tune (although it's a new reed and needs a bit of playing in!)
The chanter is made from Blackwood and is offered for sale because I have a few too many chanters in my collection and need the cash!! Listed: 10/05/2013 Price: £375 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Chris Barber at c(dot)p(dot)barber(at)leeds(dot)ac(dot)uk Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Lorcan Dunne D Full Set -
Full set in concert pitch D made by Lorcan Dunne 2000
The pipes are made from Black Maire, brass and imitiation ivory with green velvet and gold trim. Black maire is an new Zealand hard wood aquired by Lorcan while he worked over there and brought back to Ireland where the pipes where made.
Everything in good order and as seen in photos. All reeds are original and play well. Pipes have lovely warm tone to them. No leaks, everything nice and tight. Chanter has F and C key fitted.
Lorcan made these pipes for me in 2000 when i had some spare cash and time! Enjoyed playing them but time spent on them has got less and less so would be good if they can go to a better home, and cash is not so spare just now!
Happy to answer any questions about them and will try and get some sound clips of them in action.
Come with fibreglass case as pictured.
I am based in Kerry so also happy to have them collected.
Listed: 09/24/2013 Price: $5500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Kenny Woodsman at woodsmankenny(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Charles Roberts D ½ Set - Half set made by Charles Roberts in Sligo.
The set is in good condition, plays great and was made for me in 1998. Was well before Charles moved to Spain and unfortunately seems to have stopped making pipes.
It features a very stable chanter reed that has been playing great in various climates since 2002.
The set has spent lots of time on stage and was my main set for quite a few years.
After many years of being an Uilleann Piper I have turned myself into more of a box player and need to sell a set of pipes or two.
The set is Africanblackwood with boxwood accents and brass ferrules.
Listed: 09/24/2013 Price: $3500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Henry Hopkins at henry_hopkins(at)yahoo(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Mark Donohoe D ½ Set - Condition: Made from ebony, nickel silver and artificial ivory. This is a beautiful instrument in immaculate condition with a very bright and responsive chapter. All reeds are playing very well. Comes with a case also. Made in 2010. Listed: 09/13/2013 Price: $4000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: James Brennan at jbrennan1983(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
C.J. Dixon Practice Set - Condition: These are in used condition; hopefully, the pictures tell the story. Issues: Reeds... I have one reed that works well at the current temperature/humidity in my house. It took some serious adjusting to get it to work well, but I can play the entire normal range of the pipes with this reed. As you know (or have probably read), it may not work in a new setting... Two additional reeds are included. They do not work well for me. Materials: Blackwood chanter; unusual brass hinge on the bellows.
Reason for sale: I always wanted to try the Uilleann pipes. While I made it about half way through "The New Approach to Uilleann Piping" by H.J. Clarke, I have found that I just don't have the time to devote to this set. Rather than hold on to them for years, I have decided to pass them on to a new owner.
I am located in Northeast Arkansas and nearby buyers are welcome to come try the pipes out. Listed: 08/02/2013 Price: $850 o.n.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Gary Yarbrough at gary_lee_yarbrough(at)yahoo(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Seth Gallagher C ½ Set - C ½ set made by Seth Gallagher. They are made of Ebony, brass and faux ivory. Two chanter reeds and drone reeds were provided by Seth. Also included is a hard plastic case. Pipes are in perfect working conditon except for a small chip in the tenor drone and one of the brass sleeves on the main stock is cracked. These are cosmetic and don't effect sound quality. An injury to my left hand prevents me from playing the pipes. Selling price is $4,200 with case and ready to ship once payment is received. Listed: 08/24/2013 Price: $4200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Roy Gannon at lgannon01(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
David Boisvert D Practice Set - D practise set made by David Boisvert. They appear to be made of Rosewood, brass and boxwood. Set comes with two chanter reeds, L&M bag and a hard case. Pipes are in perfect working and playing conditon. An injury to my left hand prevents me from playing the pipes. Selling price is $1,200 with case and ready to ship once payment is received. Listed: 08/24/2013 Price: $1200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Roy Gannon at lgannon01(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
David Quinn D Practice Set - This is a David M. Quinn practice set built in the mid 1970's . The chanter is lignum vitae with maple ferrules and brass fittings, and pitched in D. Patrick D'Arcy asked if the bottom ferrule was missing so I guess it's worth mentioning that it is not. This is the way
the set came to me when they were new. The set was built for me when I was a child, so the bellows strap is a bit short but an extension belt included will fit even the most "robust" player (like me). The original cane reeds are still with it as well as some reeds made by Patrick Sky for me a few years ago. I'm asking $1400US o.b.o for it, which, accounting for inflation, is just about what was paid for it originally. It comes in a a hard case, a small suitcase really, that I have been using as a music case since I've had the set. I will pay shipping and insurance. Listed: 08/20/2013 Price:Reduced:$1400 $1200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Toman Joseph at toman(at)lillibolero(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
B.C. Childress D ½ Set - BC Childress half set for sale made 2008 Blackwood with brass and imitation ivory, chanter has four keys. These pipes are like new.
I don't have time to play and learn as I play the Highland pipes and it a shame to have them sitting on the shelf.
These list for $3534.00 new I am asking $2800.00 US Dollars. Buyer to pay shipping ans insurance. Listed: 08/01/2013 Price: $2800 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ken Collum at Kecol(at)aol(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Ginsberg & Spillane Concert D ½ Set - These pipes have Alan Ginsberg drones and a Davy Spillane Chanter. I haven't played these pipes much since I got them - I'm a former Grade 1 highland piper and always struggled to adapt to uilleann piping. being that my big pipes are one set custom made and one set an antique I know how to take care of my instruments and these pipes, like all my others have been well looked after. Now with a young family I don't have the time to try to play anymore and would prefer them be used by someone who will cherish them rather than have them sit unused.
The drones were made by Alan Ginsberg of North Wales in 2004. The drone stock is rosewood. The drones are African Blackwood with brass and mammoth ivory mounts. Overall, they are in very good condition. The have both cane reeds and a set of composite reeds made by Bruce Childress. All the wrappings and joints are straight and airtight. They hum sweetly when blown. I love their tone.
The chanter is African Blackwood with a brass neck and imitation ivory cap and was made by Davy Spillane. It has one key and is currently reeded with a custom Spruce reed made by Michael O'Donovan. These reeds are superb. Eric Wrigler has played one for years and due to the nature of the spruce they aren't affected by climatic changes anything like cane. I've played it in dry, warm California and damp Melbourne, Australia without having to adjust it. The chanter also comes with four spare cane reeds, two from Alan Ginsberg and two from Davy Spillane.
The bag was made by Mike McHarg of Vermont, USA in 2006 and tied in by Michael Hubbert in California at a Southern California Uilleann Piper's Association Tionol. The bellows were made by Alan Ginsberg and are airtight and have a good capacity which makes for easy playing. When you're playing these the bag feels tight under your arm and easy to hold in place.
They come in a strong padded customised viola case with an inbuilt humidity gauge that has an external side pocket; two hand-grab straps and a shoulder strap attachment. Coming in the case will also be a leather popping strap, a cork for the drone stock so they can be used as a practice set. There's also a reed mandrel, wax resin, a humidifier (DIY but it works a treat), The Handbook for Uilleann Pipers, Clarke's Uilleann Piper's Tutor, a copy of Patrick Touhey's Hints To Amateur Pipers & finally The Dance Music Of Willie Clancy.
I don't have a sound recording of the pipes but Pat D'Arcy and other members of the Southern California Uilleann Piper's Association have heard and played them and will verify their great tone and the chanter's excellent voice.
These pipes have been kept in airline socks for protection when not in use... those free heel-less socks you get on planes do have at least one use! Listed: 07/30/2013 Price: $3,500 AUD - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Iain McLean at email@example.com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
B.C. Childress Student Practice Sets - Bruce has a limited number of student practice sets available. Visit his website to get all the details. Price: $1000 - [price includes domestic shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Bruce Childress at bruce (at) bcpipes (dot) com » Please use caution when sharing personal information!
A. Ginsberg C Full Set - This is a lefthanded set, custom-made in 1982 and I have since been the sole owner. Alan Ginsberg of N.Wales has been a reputable pipes-maker since the 1970's. The pipes are in rosewood, brass and imitation ivory. Overall, they are in very good condition. The chanter has three keys (the equivalents, on a D chanter, of F, G# and C keys). Also included in the sale is a compatible, un-keyed but reeded D chanter and another, older, unreeded C chanter, both by the same maker.
The regulators and the C and D chanters have had new reeds made and fitted by Alan Burton of Cornwall in 2011. Some fine-tuning to the regulators is required. The bag has also been recently replaced by Bennett Pipe Bags in Scotland. They come in a strong, fibreglass, lockable case. A leather 'piper's apron', a reed knife and a copy of Dave Hegarty's 1980 reed-making guide are also included.
I have not played pipes regularly now for some years. Consequently, I would like them to go to a younger, more active musician.
The sound files play the following, to the best of my ability: the C chanter, C chanter and drones, the C chanter and regulators.
The set is located in the U.K.
Listed: 07/10/2013 Price: $5,800 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Howard Marshall at howiemars(at)aol(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: Pictures:
Makoto Nakatsui D Chanter - Made in ziricote and brass with C natural and F natural keys. It's approx 2 years old I'm selling it for financial reasons. Listed: 06/17/2013 Price: €800 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Conor Day at conorday007(at)hotmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
David Daye D ½ Set - I am selling my David Daye half set to help play for my son's college expenses.
Standard concert D Daye chanter. I have three reeds for it, two of which have not been played or even adjusted. It has a C natural key.
The condition is very good. The only sign of wear is some tarnish on the brass parts of the chanter. The bag is vinyl and does not leak. Leather bellows. I added a small locking connector between the bellows and bag so that the pipe cannot come out accidentally while playing.
The set comes with a case. It is actually a saxophone case but everything fits.
Pipes are in Ohio, USA.
Dr. John Mortensen Listed: 06/06/2013 Price: $1200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Dr. John Mortensen at drjohnmortensen(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio: Pictures:
Rogge & Hughes D ½ Set - Cocobola keyed chanter made by Andreas Rogge, Bag, bellows (Larger than standard) and ebony drones by Robbie Hughes.
This is a great set of pipes to play, whether it be for recording, live, or for the session. The chanter is bright, in perfect pitch, sweet sounding and strong in volume. The drones are exceptionally warm, with a large resonator on the bass. I recently bought a full set by Andreas Rogge and no longer need two sets, hence the reason for selling.
Offers around £1,300 pounds sterling. This set comes with flight case as shown... Listed: 06/02/2013 Price: £1300 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Pol Mac Adaim at polmacadaim(at)hotmail(dot)com or Call (0044)7526269769 Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Seth Gallagher D Practice Set - Seth Gallagher uilleann pipe practice set (concert pitch D) for sale: The practice set, in brass, was fabricated entirely by Seth Gallagher and includes the bag, bellows and chanter with blocks for mounting four keys. The practice set is in mint condition. Reed is not included.
The waiting period for a Seth Gallagher set is currently 1 year. You can have this one nearly immediately. You can check out Seth Gallaghers website for sample pics and sounds of his sets here... http://www.uilleann.com/pipes.html
Please contact me for further details. Listed: 05/28/2013 Price: $2250 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Peter at peterpeterpeter2006(at)hotmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:http://www.uilleann.com/pipes.html
B.C. Childress D Practice Set - Blackwood chanter made 1997 good condition asking $1,250 buyer responsible for shipping and insurance contact Francis O'Gara. Listed: 05/20/2013 Price: $1250 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Francis O'Gara at fjog53(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Dinny Quigley D Chanter - Dinny Quigley fully-keyed D chanter: African blackwood, brass keys & top, boxwood(?) mounts.
Dinny Quigley made this chanter for me in 2003. The reed was made by Michael Donovan in Los Angeles in 2007. This chanter served me very well until 2008, when I got my Rogge D chanter. I have been playing two full sets by Andreas Rogge (C and D) for a few years, so, except for a period where a pupil of mine used it, I have hardly touched it until now that I decided to finally sell it (I need the money). It is in very good condition. I played it for a few days and made a video sample last week(see below) , and as you can see and hear, it sounds great. It is very responsive and easy to play, and all four keys work well. It had slight tuning issues in the past, but if you know how to make a good rush you should be able to get it in tune, as demonstrated in the sample (I will send it with the rush inside). There is a tiny external scratch at the bottom mount that existed already when I received the chanter from Dinny.
I am asking 1250USD / 960Euro (OBO) + shipping & insurance (& customs if applicable).
Additional photos and/or audio-video samples will be provided if needed. Listed: 05/01/2013 Price: $1250 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Roy Becker-Kristal at beckeroy(at)gmail(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Ray Sloan A Small Pipes - Ray Sloan ABW small pipes 2001, bellows blown, key of A. Includes custom crushed velvet bag cover and bellows pads. Also custom mahogany dovetailed case. Excellent condition, sweet sound. My kids would not appreciate them so off they go as I am concentrating on the Great Highland Pipes. $1650 or best offer, no need to wait 6 to 8 months for Ray to make a set. More pics available upon request. Listed: 03/07/2013 Price:Reduced:$1650$1250 $975 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Tom Lane at kruthlane(at)yahoo(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Old 8 Keyed Flute - Estimated to be from the 1860s by Hammy Hamilton and John Gallagher. Recently fixed up by John Gallagher. In good condition. Plays well and all the keys work well. It's blackwood. Couple of old cracks that are repaired and the cracks are in spots where the flute is lined so they wouldn't leak either way. I have 4 flutes and need to get rid of at least one. Listed: 02/06/2013 Price:Reduced:$3000 $2500 o.b.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Sean Gavin at seangavinmusic(at)gmail(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Leo Rowsome D Full Set - I am thinking ( I said thinking) of selling my Leo Rowsome D set that I acquired in 1971. I have two other sets, in C and B, and just do not play the Rowsome D set. Why have a Rowsome copy when you can have the real thing. This set is 75 years old and in very good shape. I am asking $20,000 for the set. Expensive but you get what you pay for.
All the best,
Here is the original story from my book "A Manual for the Irish Uilleann Pipoes" on aquiring the pipes:
In the summer of 1971 I was playing at the annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. I had just finished my evening concert and was making my usual rounds at the motel where all of the musicians were staying. There was every conceivable kind of party going on in the various rooms; music for every taste. I, of course, found my way to the "traditional music" party that was taking place in the room of the great singer and member of the Clancy Brothers, Lou Killen.
The party was going well, and I had just finished my umpteenth Powers' whiskey, when into the room came Joe Heaney. Joe is one of the finest Irish traditional singers in the world. Anyway, Joe said in a loud voice, "The world's greatest Uilleann piper is going to play a few tunes for you." That was how I met Liam Óg O'Flynn, the beginning of a wonderful friendship, and my introduction to REAL Irish music.
When Liam started to play I was stunned. I became choked with emotion and my eyes filled with tears. I had never in my musical career heard such a beautiful sound. I sat there for at least an hour--a most willing captive. The next day I told Liam that I had a series of concerts lined up across the country and that I would like for him to come with me and open each show. He agreed, and we were off on what turned out to be the most rewarding series of concerts in my career. Every place we played people went wild over Liam's playing. It was some time during this period that I decided that I had to learn to play the pipes.
Two months later I found a set of pipes in a bar in New York City. They were in good condition except for the reeds, which had long since died . They were made by the late, great pipemaker and piper, Leo Rowsome of Dublin. Realizing that if I was ever going to play the pipes I would have to go to Ireland for reeds, I set about making plans to return with Liam to his homeland. Once in Dublin, I was introduced to Dan Dowd who repaired my pipes and fitted reeds to my chanter and two of the drones.
Upon returning to America I discovered that the reeds had collapsed on the journey, and I was once again without reeds. However, Dan had told me that Tom Busby of New York was considered to be a very fine reedmaker. I went to see Tom, and he fitted my pipes with a good chanter reed. It was then that I realized that if I was ever to become a piper I would have to learn to make my own reeds. I asked Tom if he would show me how to make reeds, and he did. I proceeded to gather as much information as I could on reeds and how to make them. I got in touch with and went to see all the reedmakers I could. Six months later, after making well over two hundred reeds, I succeeded in fitting a good reed to my chanter and developed a method of reed making of my own. That year I wrote a little pamphlet entitled The Insane Art of Reed Making which I had printed at my own expense and either sold or gave away.
What a Pandora's box I had opened! I began receiving inquiries from all over the world requesting reeds, pipes, information and just plain correspondence. I decided that a book was needed, a work that would contain as much of the essential information about the subject of piping and pipe maintenance as I could offer.
I would like to extend my thanks to the following friends in helping me in this endeavor. First to Liam Óg O'Flynn who first got me started; to Seamus Ennis, my good friend and truly the greatest piper in the world; to Dan Dowd, Matt Kiernan, Tom Busby and Patrick Hennelly for teaching me what they knew about reeds; to Dr. Kenneth Goldstein for his encouragement and his library; to my American colleagues in piping, Tom Standeven, Dennis Brooks, Joe Shannon, Barry O'Neill, Bill Ochs and Dan Sullivan; to the great pipemakers Coyne, Talbot, Egan, Kenna, Kennedy and Rowsome, and those others unnamed who never signed their work; and finally to everyone in the world who loves Irish music.
Robbie Hughes and Peter Hunter D ½ Set - This is for a blackwood/ brass/ ivory and imitation ivory set.
First and foremost this is a player's set and is fully reeded, in good condition and sounds great. I will describe it below.
Only ever owned by me and made in 2 main stages as I developed as a piper and moved around.
The below/ bag/ mainstock and baritone drone were all made by Peter Hunter in Yorkshire- the brass is hand rolled and the mounts are real ivory on the drone with lovely grain. The bellows have boxwood details and an interference fit connection into the bag. These were approx 1996 and despite this age they are in good condition, airtight and should last for ages yet- well looked after!
The chanter, tenor and bass drone are all made by Robbie Hughes in Northern Ireland and the tenor is a replacement for the original Hunter tenor drone which I managed to break. The set looks good and feature blackwood/ brass/ imitation ivory. None of the mounts have aged/ yellowed.
The chanter has a wooden cap with a single C key and has blocks for full key additions. The reed is approx 1 year old and playing really well, fitted by Robbie Hughes himself. Good hard D on it and plays the full 2 octaves.
There is no damage I can see and the set is in really good condition and has been played regularly and kept indoors/ warm.
If you have any questions please ask me- my daughter is trying to get some YouTube sound/ vision sorted but there are some photos attached. I am looking for £2500 or equivalent (ie approx 3000 Euro or $4000). Consider current prices and waiting lists for respected makers and I think this is fair.
I am selling as I am moving progressively away from pipes and enjoy my banjo far more these days!!! Listed: 01/05/2013 Price: £2500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Craig Morris at cmorris(at)doctors(dot)org(dot)uk » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: Pictures:
Brian Bigley - New! Brian Bigley Practice Set. MacHarg Bag, Walnut and Leather bellows, Cocobolo and Brass Chanter with 'C' natural key. Chanter Design based on Dave Williams chanter. Listed: 12/10/2012 Price: $1750 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Brian Bigley at briancbigley(at)yahoo(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Video:
Robbie Hughes D Full Set -
Full set of uilleann pipes looking for a new owner. To good home only. Gets on well with concertinas and fiddles. Will make a great set if treated well.
Concert Pitch D full set - narrow bore. Maker: Robbie Hughes (Hughes & McLeod)
Chanter & Drones 1993
Tenor & Baritone Regulator 1994
Bass Regulator 2009
Bag, decentric stock cap and drone stop key: Cilian O'Brian 2011 Bellows: Andreas Rogge 2005
I have owned and played this set since it was made- there are no previous owners. I had it serviced regularly by accomplished pipesmakers (Andreas Rogge, Tom Aebi, Mickey Dunne, Cilian OBrien and also Robbie Hughes himself) so it is in great condition. Material: Blackwood and Brass Special Features: Chanter has a C-natural key and a second thumb hole for the F-natural. This is conveniantly covered by a rubber ring when not needed or I can get it permanently closed before sale if you like. I suggest you try it first, it opens very interesting possiblities (F-natural rolls etc.)
I had the stock shortened as it was originally made for giants. A new stock switch was put in which runs very smoothly. A decentric stock cap is allowing for a better position of the stock so the bag does not put pressure on the bass regulator and is hence avoiding the common issue of air leaking out between bass reg and stock.
This set is narrower than a standard concert pitch D bore. Robbie designed this to achieve a mellow sound, resembling the narrow bore flat sets. Many listeners have commented me on the beautyful sound of this instrument, and it is truly special. However, if you want a loud instrument that makes you stand out in a noisy session, this is maybe not for you. A lot depends on the reeds of course, and you can get a fairly loud sound with a strong reed. Condition: The overall condition is very good. It is comparatively easy to blow and everything works and functions well. I like the old look so I never polished the brass parts. There are a few scratches which is normal for set that old, but nothing major. The only defect is the plastic mounting of the bass and bariton drones where the drones meet the stock. These had to be filed on one side to allow for the new stop key to be mounted. Back then I put functionality over beauty. It's in a spot that cant be seen but it would be easy enough to make two new slimmer mountings if someone wants it. The bass reg was made only recently, but Robbie has done a great job and you dont notice any difference between the old and new regs. The bass reg keys are slightly smoother. The plastic mounts on the drones are made from a different material than the chanter and reg mounts. They have turned a bit more yellow over the years while the others remained more white. Reason for sale: I got a new instrument because I felt it was time for a change after nearly 20 years! I will be sad to part with this but I dont have the time to play two sets and an instrument should be played, not sit in a box. Asking Price: Im hoping for 5000USD but Im open to offers. It will go for the best bid Audio Sample: If you search for Antonia Dusa Wernig on youtube you will see a few videos where I play this set over the years.
Email me for more photos etc.
Listed: 12/10/2012 Price: $5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Antonia Wernig at wernigantonia(at)gmail(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Taylor Bros. D Full Set & C# Chanter - (Possibly by Brennan) - Full concert D set of Talyor Uilleann Pipes. In very good condition. Chanter is a C sharp (Taylor chanter also). Made from ebony and silver. I am selling these pipes as I have not played them in a few years as I have another set. Listed: 11/28/2012 Price: €10,000 o.n.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Brendan Collins at louise(dot)collins27(at)yahoo(dot)ie » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
B.C. Childress D Full Set - African blackwood, brass, imitation ivory, standard aesthetic appointments.
5 chanter keys: Stop key, F-natural, C-natural, A-sharp, G-sharp.
Aluminum shell case included.
Three good chanter reeds including the pipemaker's own.
This one began as a practice set in 2000 and was gradually upgraded. I no longer have time to play due to school and teaching commitments, though I wish I could continue to play these!
The set is in near-perfect condition aside from normal brass tarnishing and a bit of finish wear on the stock.
It will be backed by the pipemaker ~ he has been very accessible and helpful to me. The tuning/tweaking is currently very good ~ Childress makes further adjustments if desired at no charge (except shipping). I can ship to you directly or first to Childress, who can then forward the set to you.
One audio sample is my own; the other sample is Childress. Listed: 11/28/2012 Price: $6500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Daniel Poelma at gregory(dot)great(at)gmail(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: 1 |
Kirk Lynch D ½ Set - Set is about 12 years old. In playing order, chanter and drone reeds are by Kirk. The set plays nicely. Bag and bellows are air tight. The chanter and drones are ebony, mounted in boxwood. The mainstock is cherry. The set is in very nice shape with minor expected wear. I am selling because I have tried for years to play them and other instruments and must admit that I have no musical ability. I feel guilty holding on to such a nice set of pipes. They should go to someone that can play and enjoy them. Listed: 11/28/2012 Price:Reduced:$3950 $3400 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Yancey von Yeast at yvonyeast(at)yahoo(dot)com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
B.C. Childress D Full Set - A full set of uilleann pipes in 'D' made by B. C. Childress. An instrument I acquired about six months ago and have given a thorough restoration, however, I simply don't have the time to learn to play the pipes(I play hurdy-gurdy and flute) and so I am reluctantly putting the pipes back on the market.
The instrument comes with two chanters; one by Childress with four keys and a second single keyed chanter made by the Irish luthier Kevin Thompson. Both chanters are from African Blackwood and are supplied with their individual brass chanter tops and cut-off valves.
The drones and regulators are also turned from ABW with brass ferrules, keys and imitation ivory decoration. The bag has recently been replaced and the bag cover is new. The bellows is also new and in perfect condition. The instrument is supplied with a carrying case and a selection of reeds.
A couple of photos are attached. Any further questions please contact me.
3500 Euros ($4500 US) The buyer will be responsible for the transport costs. Listed: 10/31/2012 Price: $4500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Bryan Tolley at bryan(at)cegetel(dot)net » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Arpha D ½ Set - I am selling my half-set of uilleann pipes, made by Arhpa. It's made of african blackwood, stainless silver, and vegetal ivory.
It has been made in 2005, is in D, and is chromatic (four keys). Here are some photos (you can view my dedicated Flickr gallery in high resolution at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjBR3Ldy
It's a wonderful instrument ! Alain Froment gave one of his own chanter to the lads, and they drilled theirs on his model. It sounds great and I never had any problem with the reed or with the tuning. It is very reliable.
Actually, I am so pleased by this instrument, that I own another chanter by Arpha that I keep for my own.
I'm selling it because I ordered a full set from Gallagher about three years ago, as I wanted to upgrade my set, and Arhpa had been unreachable for some time, because of restructuring their business (they are called Arpa now, and are back in the business).
As you can see, there is only a little ending-ferrule on the bass drone that has broken (I still got it, it isn't lost). It is a sort of cap, and it can be replaced (must ask to the lads).
The main stock also have a few thin scratches, because of playing time, but honestly, it is nothing and I even think a steal cleaning product should erase them.
The bag and the blowpipe both have a black velvet cover, that I have not put for the photos (I don't like to play with the cover anyway), but I got it, and I sell it with the whole. The case is also included. Here are some pictures of it, as it was when I received it: http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7910372486_e16643532c_n.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8034/7910393564_878bb62d32_n.jpg
Here are a few quick recordings (one is a session). I do apologize, my recording device is awful... http://www.youtube.com/embed/RLhzNReq9tQ http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y6PLZOCn01A http://www.youtube.com/embed/Qaqu9T3iKhM
I sell those pipes for 3900€ (~5000 $US). Their original value was 4500€ (~5850 $US). I am open to discuss on the price.
I am currently in New Caledonia, otherwise, I am from Brittany. Listed: 10/02/2012 Price: $5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Yoann Simon-Le Fouler at gwinglanv AT gmail.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:http://flic.kr/s/aHsjBR3Ldy
Kevin Thompson Full D Set - Beautiful full concert pitch set of pipes made by Kevin Thompson.
Ebony and brass with imitation ivory mounts.
This set has been recently fully refurbished by Donacha Keegan. Works carried out include new L and M bag, new reeds to regulators and chanter.Tuning slides to all double reeds, new leather pads to regulator keys. Chanter has C natural and F natural keys. Bellows by Cillian O'Briain. Set playing perfectly in tune and well balanced.
I have recently taken delivery of a new full set from Cillian O'Briain, which is why I am selling these. Listed: 10/02/2012 Price: €5000 o.n.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ivan Crowe at ivancrowe AT gmail.com or Tel: 00 353 86 2450 360 » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Andreas Rogge D Full Set - For sale is a full set of uilleann pipes in the key of D made by Andreas Rogge. Made of African Blackwood, brass, and faux ivory mounts, this expertly crafted set has been lightly used, but is still playing great and in very good condition. The current regulator reeds are in rough shape and may need to be replaced, but everything else plays/works well. Very durable hard case included, great for travel. Bought the set last spring, and it has pretty much been sitting, neglected, in its case since then. I wish I didn't have to get rid of it but I could use the money. Brand new from Rogge, buyers can expect a basic D full set to cost over $7,000. My asking price is $5,000 US OBO. Will ship anywhere. Buyer pays shipping and insurance. Please email me for any further information and audio samples. Listed: 09/10/2012 Price: $5000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Scott Cremer at scottcremer AT hotmail.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Chris Bayley D Practice Set -
Irish pipes made by highly praised Uilleann pipe maker Christopher Bayley, consisting of an bag, bag cover, bellows, connectors, spare tubes, spare reeds and chanter.
The Chanter is ebony with a brass C natural and mammoth ivory fittings. Its also has the blocks for additional keys to be fitted and features Chris' comfortable thumb rest and elegant shape.
It also has an additional 5 reeds all made by Chris and has a Steve Turner reed in the chanter. There is also so spare tubes at different lengths for connecting the bag and bellows.
The chanter reed is very soft making it very easy to play and reaching the second octave is easy, it also has a solid hard bottom D.
Please contact me for any other details, sound clips or extra photos.
Need to sell to pay of my new set. Listed: 09/10/2012 Price:Reduced:£900 £750 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ashley Jones at hakunapesa AT hotmail.co.uk » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
A. Ginsberg D Drones & bellows - Drones are made of African Blackwood, brass, and imitation ivory and are equipped with Cane reeds but a pair of Ezee Drone Reeds will be included in the sale. The bellows are air tight, and have some staple and screw holes in the wood from a previous cushion but are in good working order. The bag is made by Jackie Boyce and was recently added. Overall the drones sound great and the set is airtight. The case is from Andreas Rogge, and is very light but extremely durable. It will also fit a half set of pipes very comfortably. Listed: 08/14/2012 Price: $1900 w/case. $1850 without case - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Sean Doherty at irishpiper77 AT yahoo.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Jim Wenham D Chanter - Ebony, 2 keys: f natural and high c natural. Excellent condition, 2 owners. Selling to finance upgrade of current pipe set. Located in Ireland.
2 brand new reeds can also be purchased for an additional €100.
Listed: 07/19/2012 Price: €650 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Uta Bean Uí Almhain at dekadub AT gmail.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: Pictures:
Andy Faden D ½ Set - In Ebony & Brass made by Andy Faden of Bedford, England. The chanter was reeded by Andy and has a C natural key fitted.Andy's pipes share most of the same characteristics that you will see and hear in a Cillian O'Briain set of pipes and his craftsmanship is excellent. These pipes were recently overhauled by Andy, they are playing beautifully and in excellent condition. Spare reeds and case included. Regulators for this set are being made by Andy Faden and can be purchased in 2014.
Please feel free to email me for more information. Listed: 06/26/2012 Price: €3500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Majella Corrigan at majella_corrigan AT yahoo.co.uk » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Richard Patkos D Boxwood Chanter - comes with 3 Reeds total. Condition: A little over 1 yr. old. Any issues: None, lovely sound. Materials: Beautiful European Boxwood concert-pitched chanter. Mounts are made of Horn. Brass. Reason for sale: Sad to see this great chanter go, but I'm wanting to buy a full and have no need for another chanter! Listed: 06/21/2012 Price:Reduced:$750 $675 o.b.o.- [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Benjamin Hutton at bhutton417 AT gmail.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
Hubert Kwisthout D ½ Set - I have a half set of Hubert Kwisthout pipes that I can't devote enough time to, and am therefor looking to sell them. The bag that came with it is a 3/4 size bag, so I got a full size bag, but never ended up cutting the stock holes... Also I have an extra bellows. I bought the pipes last year for about $2300, the extra bag cost about $110. The extra bellows I picked up for about $250. I'm asking $2100 for the pipes (half set with the bag it came with), $100 for the extra bag, and $200 for the extra bellows. Buyer pays shipping. The set does need a new reed - the one with it is cracked. Listed: 06/15/2012 Price:Reduced:$2100 $1900 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Connor Purcell at drumcorps272 AT gmail.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Martin Preshaw C ¾ Set - Made from blackwood, alternative ivory and brass fitted. Key blocks are in place for adding keys later.
I'm selling because I just don't have time to play this set.
A sound file is available from seller. Listed: 04/11/2012 Price:Reduced:£4000 £3800 - or trade for a full set - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ged McElwee at gedpipes AT hotmail.co.uk » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Michael Vignoles D Practice Set - New reed. Brass, faux ivory, no keys. See attached vid. Listed: 02/25/2012 Price: $1200 o.b.o. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Brian Bigley at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Video:
Des Seery D Full Set - Made from Ebony and stainless steel with imitation ivory mounts. Fully keyed chanter. One regulator key needs repaired, otherwise playing well. Wooden case included. Need to fund set of border pipes. Listed: 11/26/2011 Price: £4500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Christy Kelly at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
B.C. Childress D Full Set - African blackwood, silver plated brass and boxwood. It's the set advertised on Bruce's homepage, probably one of his most beautiful works. Chanter includes C key and stop key + blocks for future keys. Listed: 11/17/2011 Price: €5500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Nicolas Le Millier, Gourin, Brittany at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Nick Adams & Des Seery D Full Set - Full set of left handed concert pitch pipes made by Nick Adams in African Blackwood. Chanter By Des Seery. Drones Newly Refurbished and serviced. Regulators not reeded. Listed: 11/17/2011 Price: €3800 O.B.O. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Brian Hughes at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Steven Vickers D Drones - Made from African ebony ,imitation ivory and brass.The stock and bag were made by Alan Ginsberg,the drones I made. In good playing order. These would be ideal for anyone with a practise set looking to upgrade. The asking price is €1400. Listed: 10/31/2011 Price: €1400 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Steven Vickers at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Robbie Hughes Full C Set - A full C set made by Robbie Hughes and recently renovated by him , sound sample to follow. Selling because need the money! Listed: 10/31/2011 Price: €5700 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Bernard O hAnlon at 00 353 87 9028568 » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Martin Preshaw D ½ Set in ebony, boxwood and silver-plated brass. Chanter is Martin's own design, with C, F, and G keys, and has a Rowsome-esque tone. Half set comes with the bass bar installed and the chanter has an extra top with a stop key made by Brad Angus. Case included. Listed: 09/27/2011 Price: €3200 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Rob Forkner at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Evertjan t'Hart D Chanter in acid stained box, imitation ivory and brass with 3 keys (C, F, and G) and a stop key. Made in the style of the late Dave Williams of course. Lovely chanter, nice reedy and meaty tone off it. Listed: 09/27/2011 Price: €1700 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Rob Forkner at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Handmade Wooden Case Dovetailed pine instrument case with 6mm oak-faced ply sides. Internal dimensions are 78 x 25 x 12.5 cm. Weight 4kg. Supplied without internal moulding but would easily hold a fiddle and accessories as illustrated or set of pipes. Leather carrying handle and two secure suitcase clasps. Listed: 09/06/2011 Price: £40 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Richard Simmons at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Kirk Lynch D Chanter 2010 Kirk Lynch Concert D chanter. Blackwood (one of only two Blackwood chanters he has made). Keyless with blocks. Brass top and bottom ferrule. Mounts are Boxwood. Has less than 6 hours playing time on it. Is in immaculate, as new condition. Price new was $1050 + shipping. Will sell for $1000 and I pay the shipping. Listed: 07/02/2011 Price: $1000 - [free shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Roger Landes at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Joe Irwin D Chanter This is a chanter which I bought off Joe Irwin a few years ago. Also a new reed will be needed. I am looking to sell this chanter on to help fund a full set of pipes.
Listed: 05/11/2011 Price:Reduced: €400 €350 - all reasonable offers considered - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Damien Bannon at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Ray Sloan Full Set + Extras I'm selling a new set of uilleann pipes made by Ray sloan.
Details as follows:
Full Set in D.
Materials: African blackwood, imitation Ivory, nickel silver.
Chanter: fully keyed (F nat, G Sharp, B Flat, C Nat and stop key)
Drones: Bass, Baritone and tenor.
Regulators: Bass, Baritone and Tenor with tear drop key design.
Bag: covered irish green.
Bellows: with pads for comfort.
Custom specification flight case with moulded and fabric lined royal red interior to house pipes fully assembled, bag, bellows and plenty of room for low whistles, etc. This case is an ATA style flight case designed for air travel and will be supplied with padlocks and keys - Case containing reed making equipment to get you started.
Keyboard stool for touring with so you can sit in comfort and play,
A selection of CD's to listen to including Davy Spillane, Liam O'Flynn and some others
DVD's: The heart of the instrument 2 dvd set, Pipers choice 1 and 2, Volumes 1, 2 and 4 of the uilleann pipe tutorial series (for teaching someone else), Planxty 2004.
The reason I'm selling to be truthful is not due to looking for another set as posted on another forum. I've had an accident which has caused weakness on the right hand side of my body which means playing a set is difficult and rather painful. and now makes a few things more difficult as a blind young person with a white cane. so am selling up.
These pipes are 1 month old so are as new only played twice at home in a smoke / pet, etc free environment.
The pipes were over £6600 new plus delivery, etc. with extras separate in total worth £6900
I'm looking basically to recover some of the money so am selling at £5700 or near offer.
I will deliver if necessary at extra cost however due to the weight of the set with the case and extras it would be a little difficult traveling by train, etc.
Ideally buyer to collect. Due to weight, international shipping will not be possible due to expense of insurance and weight costs. Please note I will only accept interest from interested parties within the UK and Ireland who are willing to collect.
Listed: 05/07/2011 Price: £5700 or near offer - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Lewis Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: "theblindpipemaker" Tel: 07936 877500 » Please use caution when sharing personal information!
Maguire, Finnegan, O'Briain Set Peter Maguire chanter, Fergus Finnegan bag and Cillian O'Brian bellows. They are a lovely sounding set as can be heard. They are a brilliant set for a someone to start off with. I purchased this set a few years ago but am now interested in selling on to help fund a full set of pipes. Listed: 02/01/2011 Price: €900. All reasonable offers considered - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Damien Bannon at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: Pictures:
John Lambe D ½ Set Halfset in concert pitch made by John Lambe (Eugene's nephew). Materials used are Ebony and brass with antler mounts. At the moment the reeds arent playing at all, i havent played these pipes in a long time as i have another set. When the reeds are right this is a beautiful sounding set but they will need work. Other than that condition is fine. I'm selling because i have another set and these are just taking up space. I'm looking for €1100 but all offers will be considered. Listed: 01/05/2011 Price: €1100 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: James Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 00353 89 4219799 » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Bob May ½ Set African blackwood, antler mounts, brass caps, hide bag, several reeds. Better reeds needed, or these worked to sound better.NPU tutor 1 on VHS $1250 or o.b.o.
Chanter Sold: BC Childress B chanter, African blackwood, imitation ivory mounts, brass cap, several reeds. $750 or o.b.o.
Listed: 10/26/2010 Price: $1250/$750 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: John Redstone at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Taylor 514ce Guitar Taylor 514-CE Acoustic Electric Guitar. Western red cedar top, tropical mahogony back and sides. Koa binding and sound hole ring. Grand auditorium single cutaway body. This is an as new guitar, made in 2001. It hasn't a scratch or a blemish. It has never been gigged and has lived its life in its hardshell Taylor case (included). Gold plated Grover tuners. The Fishman pickup system sounds incredible. It's the best guitar I've ever owned but finances demand that I sell it. From the Taylor website "A Western Red cedar top brings extra warmth and responsiveness to our popular mahogany Grand Auditorium cutaway, a perennial favorite among fingerstylists and singer-songwriters alike." Link to the current model on the Taylor guitars website.
Listed: 10/09/2010 Price: $1999 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Patrick D'Arcy at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Simack D Full Set - Full set of Uilleann Pipes in the key of D, manufactured by Sue & Ian Mackenzie, Blackheath Australia under the name SIMACK. Constructed in Red Lancewood, Brass and imitation ivory. Features a 4 key Rowsome style wide bore chanter with wooden windcap. Straight bar bass regulator, teardrop regulator keys and straight bass drone. All cane reeds, chanter reeded by Alan Burton.
Nearly new bellows and two bags from CJ Dixon; the spare bag enables the set to be easily used as a practice set if required due to space constraints. Condition
In generally excellent condition, very few use marks and some nice patina on the brass work. A really lovely set of pipes with excellent workmanship and great playability. Issues
One of the bass regulator keys needs re padding to be 100% reliable. One of the chanter keys is a little sluggish. Materials
Red Lancewood, brass and imitation ivory Reason for sale
I use them insufficiently to warrant keeping them, though a very reluctant sale as they are a fantastic instrument.
Listed: 06/03/2010 Price: UK£4000, US$5900, AUS$7000 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Audio Sample:1 | 2 | 3 | 4 Contact: Chris Grainge at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Stephen Vickers C Chanter - I'm selling a C chanter, made for me by Stephen Vickers 2 summers ago. It is made from brass and ebony. I got it for a project I was doing at the time but now I don't need it anymore and want to start a new project. It has two keys on it ( C, F). It was recently reeded by John Mitchell. It is in perfect condition and is playing very well at the moment. Sound files and photos available on request.
Listed: 12/29/2009 Price: €900 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Ryan Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: Pictures:
Bouge/Guillemot Practice Set - Chanter Dominique BOUGE (Very good Tuning) - Bag made by Patrick Guillemot (Brittany) - Bellow and case.
Listed: 11/25/2009 Price: Offers Please - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Kevin Camus at email@example.com Tel: 0675385503 » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Arie De Keizer D Full Set - Chanter NOT included! The set is made of palosanto, boxwood mounts and brass . Consists of three drones with the original reeds made by Arie De Keyzer, three Regulators (Bass,Baitone & tenor) with the original reeds made by Arie De Keyzer (needs a little bit of work because I never use the Regs!!sorry) The keys work perfectly and all the pads are new. The bellows and the bag(new) are made by the spanish pipemakers Arhpa. The bag have a green bag cover. Comes with a hard case. The chanter is not included.
I'm selling only for economic reasons but I'm very happy with this set of pipes.
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Listed: 01/26/2009 Price: €3,500 (Negotiable) - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: César Pastor at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Audio Sample: Pictures:
Perry-Wilkinson (1806) Violin - The fiddle is a Perry-Wilkinson, Dublin, dated 1806. It's in great condition and has recently been appraised for $9,000-$10,000. It has a lovely neck, which is original, and rosewood pegs. It's the fiddle I recorded my album "An Bhábóg sa Bhádóg" with, and has only gotten better with age. It's been described to me as a great baroque-style fiddle.
About Thomas Perry
Thomas Perry was a famous craftsman of violins and other musical instruments in Dublin from 1767-1827. Originally from Kilkenny, Perry was the greatest of all Irish violin makers and crafted many of Europe's finest violins during the 18th century. It is noted that the violin craftsman Richard Tobin of London studied under Thomas Perry in Dublin as a pupil. Perry Violins are of such high regard that they are often compared with other famous violins such as the Stradivarius. In 1820, Perry went in partnership with William Wilkinson in Dublin for roughly 10 to 15 years and the firm is noted as Perry & Wilkinson thereafter. Listed: 01/13/2009 Price: $9,000-$10,000 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Kevin Crehan at email@example.com » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: