About Us

Richard finished his first set of Northumbrian Smallpipes in 1975 and has been making and playing bellows pipes ever since. During this time he has made a wide variety of instruments, including original designs for Scottish Smallpipes and multi-keyed Northumbrian chanters . In 1985 he won the pipemaking class in the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society annual competitions with a seventeen-key D set – a complex and unusual instrument.
Anita has been involved with many aspects of bagpipe manufacture, but mainly reeds and bellows.
Sets we have made are owned and played not only in the UK, but throughout Europe and further, including the USA, Canada, New Zealand, South America and Japan.
Now retired from full-time pipemaking, we intend to continue providing a limited reeds and maintenance service for owners of our instruments. In time, we hope to make available a small selection of fact sheets, videos, and guides relating to our methods of manufacture, and general information on maintenance etc.