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)
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Tadhg Crowley D Full Set - Historic Set of Crowley Pipes.
A unique opportunity to acquire a vintage 1930's Tadgh Crowley (1899- 1952) full set of pipes in fine condition. Including the original bellows with the "T. Crowley Cork" insignia. This is a set for the serious collector and /or player.
The offer includes all the original parts with the Crowley makers stamp throughout, plus extra additional improvements made in the 1970's , eg a second bass drone soundbox, an additional set of regulator tuning pins etc which the new owner can make use of or not as he wishes. The chanter has a C key and the Crowley stamp, and sounds clear and bright.
The set has been overhauled and comes with a brand new bag.
Set is located in the U.K. Listed: 02/06/2014 Price: Serious offers only please. - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Norbert Magee at njbmagee(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Hevia D Full Set - I am selling my full set of Hevia left-handed uilleann pipes. The pipes are made of African blackwood, stainless silver and vegetal ivory. They are in D concert pitch and are fitted with both the C and F keys, and also have a stop key.
The stock is stainless silver and is engraved (see photographs).
The pipes are in perfect playing condition. I have been studying traditional music for the last 3 years, and therefore the pipes have been played on a daily basis as part of my studies.
I'm selling them due to recently upgrading to a full set of Gordon Galloway pipes.
The bag and bellows have been upgraded. These were made by Monaghan pipe maker, Eammon Curran.
Both the drones and regulators are original to Hevia, however all reeds have been replaced. The chanter reed and regulator reeds were made by Alan Burton, the reed Shaman, while the drone reeds were made by Ezeedrone, reeds not affected by temperature.
Included in the sale is a new, black, padded hard case and a modified popping strap.
Set is located in Glasgow, Scotland.
Listed: 01/06/2014 Price:Reduced:£5500 £4995 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Joe Armstrong at joe-pipes(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk Tel: UK (07789) 088929 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:
Kinnear A/D Smallpipes - I have reluctantly come to the decision to sell my lovely (virtually brand new) A/D set of scottish smallpipes made by Ian Kinnear. The reason I am selling is that I have decided to concentrate my time and efforts in learning and playing the uilleann pipes and it such a shame to have such a lovely set unplayed in its case. Also the sale will hoefully fund my bass regulator on my 3/4 uilleann set. The Kinnear set is made from ABW and silver (engraved celtic band around the common stock) and the A and D chanters both come with additional silver keys fitted. The set also comes with a lovely green velvet bag cover with white trim and a gaelic inscription on the stock which translates as "poor is the man without music". I haven't posted sound clips and photos because I don't know how to (I'm a bit of a Luddite!) but there are ample photos and sound clips on Ian Kinnear's website but in any case I can text photos of my set. Aalso comes with smallpiping manuals and a bagpiper carry case. I will consider reasonable offers for the set and want a quick sale. Listed: 11/06/2013 Price: Reasonable Offers- [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Malcolm Muir at malcyhmuir(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk Please use caution when sharing personal information!
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:
Seth Gallagher D Full Set - Full Set of D Seth Gallagher pipes.
Chanter has 4 keys (F natural, G sharp, B flat and C natural) and has been reeded well by Joe Kennedy. Drones and regulators are fully reeded and going well. Set is in nickel silver/sterling silver.
Pipes have been used extensively (competitions, sessions, overseas) and are reliable.
I'm asking 7,000 Euro; below the price quoted by Seth on his website for the same set, but without the waiting list. Contact me with any questions or an audio clip. I am based in Dublin but will ship anywhere.
Listed: 09/03/2013 Price: €6750 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Eanna Drury at eannadrury(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
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:
Richard Patkos D ½ Set - I am selling Richard patkos half-set - Taylor style with blackwood concert pitch D chanter with C and F natural keys. Bought as a practice set 3 years ago, rebuilt to half-set last year, including bag and bellows replacement. The set is as new without any air leaking. Price inludes brand new hardcase (size suitable for cabin baggage in airplane), spare chanter reed (one with mellow sweet sound and second louder and brighter) and tutor book "New approach ..." + CD.
I really like this set but don't have enough time to practice and opportunity to play. It's a pitty to have it laying under my bed most of the time. :(
Set is in Prague, Czech republic. Listed: 08/26/2013 Price:Reduced:€2100 €1850 ($2500) - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Filip Šelemberk at filip.selemberk(at)gmail(dot)com Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: Video:
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:
Kevin Thompson D Full Set - I am listing these for an ex-student who has recently decided he does not have the time to learn. These pipes were made by Kevin Thompson. I do not have many details, sorry, but they were previously owned by Pat Broaders and Brendan McKinney (who switched them from lefty to righty and won a couple of US fleadhs with them!) Brendan only sold them because he received a Froment set. He said he had sent them to Seth Gallagher for a tune up and by the time they came back, they were going so well he almost didn't want to sell them. Myself and Jack Devereux have done some minor work to them to get them airtight and going again as they were dormant under the bed for almost a decade. They could still use a little more attention but are definitely in nice shape. Most likely blackwood and imitation ivory with a bass regulator bar - can't be sure of the materials. The chanter is keyless - it has a hole for high C but it has been patched over and there is no key in sight. There are mounts for other keys. I have an old Benedict Koehler reed in the chanter and it is playing quite nicely. I will include that with the sale. I think the drones and regs could use a little fine tuning and the bellows could use some work on the blowpipe - just a plastic tube right now - but, this set has the potential to be a lovely full set for any player. I am getting this together quickly for the owner but i will try to include sound samples and better pics at some point. Please mail me for those as well if you are interested. Listed: 08/12/2013 Price:$6000 $4800 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Tom Rota at Tom(at)boghat(dot)com Tel: 207-831-9529 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
David Daye Practice Set w L&M Bag - Hardly used. Everything in excellent condition. Selling because I don't play them. Will ship from Vancouver, BC. Price: $500 - [price includes domestic shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Allan Haley at thecatinthehat(at)shaw(dot)ca » Please use caution when sharing personal information!
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 - [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:
Eugene Lambe D Full Set - This set was made for me by Eugene around 1987-88. It has a four key chanter and is made of African blackwood and brass with Eugene's typical imitation ivory mounts. It is a good playing set and I played them a lot, but once I got into making my own pipes they became redundant, and have been sitting for several years.
I swore I would never sell them, but now I feel that it's time to get them into the hands of someone who will play them.
The set is in very good condition aside from needing a good cleaning. There is a good reed in the chanter, but currently they lack drone or regulator reeds. The set is tied into a MacHarg bag, and the bellows are stanch. The bass drone turn has a dent where it once got dropped, but it has no effect on the drone's operation. There is currently no case.
I would accept $4500.00 for them as is, or $5500.00 would allow me to reed them up and get them playing well. Listed: 10/13/2012 Price: $4500 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Bill Thomas at bill(at)williamthomas-furniture(dot)com » 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:
Makoto Nakatsui D Chanter - Made in 2011 – Honduran Rosewood, Brass, Boxwood w/ 3 keys. Excellent original condition. Chanter has beautiful tone, playability and acoustics. Everything you would expect and more from this up and coming maker. Comes with two original reeds that play fantastic. Absolutely nothing wrong with this chanter. Reason For Selling: Financial. Listed: 10/01/2012 Price:Reduced:$1500 $1300 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Sean Doherty at irishpiper77(at)gmail(dot)com » 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:
Alain Froment C Chanter -
Alain Froment C natural chanter for sale. 2002 model. Ebony, stainless steel & imitation ivory. Fitted with C nat & F nat keys.
Perfect condition. Has not been altered in any way. Can ship worldwide. Listed: 08/14/2012 Price: £2250 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Steve at killiney3 AT aol.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:
Des Seery D Drones - Des Seery African blackwood and stainless steel drones tied into L+M bag. Lovely sound and Perfect condition. Pitched in D. Reason for selling is I've upgraded to a full set so these drones haven't been played since.
Looking for 1000 euros and willing to ship! Located in south of Ireland. Listed: 04/23/2012 Price: €1000 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Eddie Nolan at eddienolan09 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 email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com » 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:
Seth Gallagher Drones & Regs - Seth Gallagher drones and regulators (bag is not included). Made from Ebony and Nickel/silver. Straight bass regulator bar, bronze reg reeds, ezee drone reeds are fitted but I will also supply the original Gallagher drone reeds. Made for me in 2005, in good working order. I have put elastic bands around a couple of the reg keys just to make them spring a bit quicker. I have them set up to play under quite high pressure. I paid around £3800 + £900(import taxes) 6 years ago, I am selling for £3500. Buyer pays shipping costs. Contact me for more info or specific photos. Listed: 10/31/2011 Price:Reduced:£3500 £3100 - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Geoff Wooff Full D Set - This set was made for me in 1987 while Geoff was living in Australia. It has a narrow bore D chanter and is great sounding. Made from ebony, nickel sliver and imitation ivory', just had a new leather bag fitted, completely airtight, as well as all regulator keys. All reeds are original Wooff "A few years ago while I was still living in Ireland, from time to time i would take my pipes down for Geoff to check over them" that's how the reeds have been kept in working order. Chanter has 4 keys plus the air-stop key.
These pipes have been played and have been kept in good working order, as I do play the uilleann pipes myself. I'm selling them as I no longer need them, due to having another set of pipes and flute, I don't have the time to play this set anymore.
This is a great opportunity, to beat Geoff Wooff's waiting list. As I last spoke to him and he had a number of people on a waiting list.
As it was a well played working set,There is some minor wear and tear.
Serious offers only please. (please keep in mind that there isn't many off these sets around). Listed: 09/27/2011 Price: Serious Offers - [buyer pays shipping & insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Martin Dougherty at email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures:
Martin Preshaw D Chanter - With four keys. Six months old and as new playing beautifully. Made of ebony, stainless steel and false ivory.
Listed: 04/27/2010 Price: UK£1200 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: John McCormack 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:
Joe Kennedy D Full Set Made around 2001. Chanter (stop key + 4 keys) made in 2004. Originally 3/4 set, upgraded in 2004 by Joe. Bag made by Rogge, long neck. Overhauled by Joe (2004) and Alain Froment (december 2007). I am asking �4600 Listed: 06/08/2009 Price: €4600 - [buyer pays shipping and insurance] Currency Converter » Contact: Philippe Couka at firstname.lastname@example.org » 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 email@example.com » 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 firstname.lastname@example.org » Please use caution when sharing personal information! Pictures: