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News: Pipemaker's Journal

B Hollow Stock and Drones, June 2017

B Hollow stock and Drones. 

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D 3/4 Set, April 2017

D Concert pitch 3/4 set in rosewood, brass and box mounts. Hollow stock and fully-keyed chanter. 

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Six new Uilleann Chanters, in B and D

4 B-natural chanters voiced, reeded and ready to go. The left-handed 5 key last played in the video is my favourite.....some wood-turning now methinks!

Posted by Martin Preshaw on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

4 B-Natural chanters voiced, reeded, and ready for sale. More information here.

The Sound of the Uilleann Pipes

BBC Your Place And Mine radio interview with Martin Preshaw, by Anne Marie McAleese, on October 31, 2015.

http://bbc.in/1PXs56L  Interview begins at 19:24.

"The 'pipes of the elbow' as they're called sometimes, because of the way they're played and doing that isn't easy - never mind, making a set of them, very complicated instruments.  Only about 6 or 7 people in the world are real, expert pipemakers.  And one of them lives in Fermanagh, near Kesh, a mile or so from Donegal.  Martin Preshaw has made uilleann pipes for musicians in Russia, China, America, Canada and France - as well as here.  He does it all near the house, a special place that as Helen Mark discovered, inspires him."

The sound of the uilleann pipes

 

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