Uilleann Bagpipes

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Our uilleann pipes are Roosebeck brand (Mid-East). They are well made, from brass, leather, ebony, and rosewood materials. We recommend them for beginners who want a decent instrument that is readily available at a good price.

Because uilleann pipes are so different than other instruments, and are complicated, we do not have them drop shipped to you directly from our supplier (except for the regulators). Before shipping to you, we check over these pipes for flaws, we make sure that all parts fit, and we make sure that the various valves do not leak.

Uilleann Chanter With Mouth Blowing Attachment

au325031.jpg (6392 bytes)UIL1. Rosewood uilleann practice chanter. This consists of a regular rosewood uilleann chanter plus additional rosewood/plastic tube that  attaches for mouth blowing. If you buy the starter set UL2 below, you remove the rosewood/tubing piece when you put this chanter onto the starter set. The overall length of the actual chanter piece is 14 3/4", the same length as the ebony chanter below. The extra piece that attaches for blowing, including rubber tube, is an additional 14 1/2" long. Comes with plastic reed. This rosewood chanter is lighter in weight than the ebony chanter below. $72.

Shipping on the rosewood uilleann chanters is free in the lower 48 states if purchased with the UIL2 starter set.

Note: for items sent with free shipping, the shipping cost will be deducted from any returns.

Ebony Uilleann Chanter With Brass Keys

UIL1B. Ebony uilleann chanter with three keys. This does not operate as a chanter on its own; it works only when attached to the uilleann starter set UL2. 14 1/2" long overall. Comes with  plastic reed. Our price $250.  In stock.

Shipping is free in the lower 48 states if purchased with the UIL2 starter set.



Uilleann Starter Set Without Chanter: Sale

UIL2. Uilleann starter set has  heavy-duty synthetic bag and wood/synthetic bellows. Includes a built-in brass-and-rosewood cup for attaching drones later on (there is a plug in the cup to prevent air from escaping). Our price: $280 (was )$335. Free shipping in the lower 48 states.

The chanter is not included with this starter set; to play it, you need to add one of the chanters UL1A or UL1B listed above.


The uilleann starter set is shown at left with the ebony practice chanter.










Uilleann Drones and Valve

Now available!

UIL3. These ebony-and-brass drones along with the brass-and-rosewood valve are what you add to the starter set to make a half set of uilleann pipes. Two sets of reeds included. $515. Free shipping in the lower 48 states.





See next photo below for what a half set of uilleann looks like.




Uilleann Half Set

UIL4. Uilleann half set. This is composed of three items:

1. Chanter: choice of UL1A @ $72 or UL1B @ $250
2. Starter set: UL2 @ $280 (was $335)
3. Drones/valve set (UL3 @ $515)


The uilleann half set at left is shown with the ebony practice chanter.

Free shipping in the lower 48 states.









Uilleann Regulator Set

UIL5. Set of three regulators only. These are made of ebony and brass as shown at left. You add the regulators to a half set to make a full set. (Price was $1150 when last available).  See photo below that shows a full uilleann set.

Currently not available.




Full Uilleann Set

UIL6. A full set of uilleann consists of:

1. Chanter (UL1A  or UL1B)
2. Starter set (UL2)
3. Drones and valve (UL3)
4. Regulators (UL4)

Our price for a full uilleann set with ebony chanter was $2200 when last available. Free shipping in the lower 48 states.

Currently unavailable.










Uilleann Part Available Separately

UIl20. Chanter connector (U-shaped piece that attaches bag to chanter). Made of brass and ebony.  This is the piece you need if you are making your own starter set. $43 In stock.


Uilleann Reeds

for uilleann chanter, uilleann drones and uilleann regulators


no410011.jpg (5061 bytes)UL30A. Uilleann chanter reed (plastic). Thread wound.  Length: 2". By Roosebeck. $7 Currently NA.



UL30B. The plastic uilleann chanter reed from Bagpipes Galore! Our new ones are three-colored as shown at left. We recommend that all buyers of uilleann pipes get this fine Scottish-made reed. Length: 3". $32



Drone and regulator reeds by Roosebeck (Mid-East):

UL30B. Bass drone reed (cane): $5
UL30C. Tenor drone reed (cane): $5
UL30D. Baritone drone reed (cane): $5
UL30E. Regulator reed (plastic): $5 All three regulators take this reed.



The Davy Spillane uilleann pipe manual. 

IM70. The Davy Spillane Uilleann Pipe Tutor by Davy Spillane. This book, by Ireland's best-known and most innovative uilleann pipe player, is designed for complete beginners on this ancient instrument. Fingering chart, parts of the pipes, how to hold the pipe, reeds, notation, hints on playing, history, and 42 tunes to play (these tunes have great Irish  names!). Size 8 1/4 x 11 3/4", 48pp. $18




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