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Useful links

(updated 12/05/10)

If you want to see and hear a set of pipes made from these drawings
Lads of Alnwick
Air Moving
Kathryn Tickell - Northumbrian Smallpipes Folk Musician

General piping links
Anthony Robb's web site
Anthony has been a force in northumbrian piping for all the time I have been interested in it
Anthony is currently playing my second 7 key F set made back in 1982

Kathryn Tickell's web site
Here you can hear pipes made to these drawings.

Iain Jackson Maker of fine hand made Scottish sporrans and other kilt accessories, all of his sporrans are made in Scotland using traditional methods.
They also specialise in bulk dress or horsehair sporran orders for pipebands

The Farn site
A source a some wonderful traditional recording from the Northeast

Alnwick Pipers

Northumbrian Pipers Society stuff:-
Pipers Society Bellows Information
Northumbrian Pipers Society


Pipe bags and bellows
Jackie Boyce A maker of excellent bags and bellows.
Links to good makers
John Liestman's excellent USA piping website
John has written an excellent book on pipe maintenance. Well worth purchasing

Ray Sloan is one of the better makers of Northumbrian Smallpipes but is now mainly known as a maker of Irish Uilleann Pipes.

Richard Evans Another maker of excellent pipes

click here for Richard and Anita's excellent chanter reed making explanation complete with photos

Dave Shaw
Dave makes really nice sounding sets and his G sets can hold their own in the loudest Irish sessions

Ian Ketchin
Smallpipes from the Small Isles


Making Information on other sites
Speirs_Reed_Making
Colin Ross Reed Making Videos on YouTube
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

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