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. 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)UIL1A. 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. $70.
UIL1B. We have received a couple of these with very minor defects (ask about those). $57.
Shipping on the rosewood uilleann chanters is free if purchased with the   UIL2 starter set.
 

 

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 $221.  Shipping is free if purchased with the UIL2 starter set.

 

 

Uilleann Starter Set Without Chanter

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 $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

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. $510. 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 @ $67 or UL1B @ $221
2. Starter set: UL2 @ $323
3. Drones/valve set (UL3 @ $510)

 

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. $1105. Free shipping in the lower 48 states.

See photo below that shows a full uilleann set.

 

 

 

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 is $2125. Free shipping in the lower 48 states.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uilleann Part Available Separately

UIl20. Chanter connector (U-shaped piece that attaches bag to chanter). Brass and ebony.  $43 In stock.

 

Uilleann Reeds

for uilleann chanter, uilleann drones and uilleann regulators

 

no410011.jpg (5061 bytes)UL30A. Uilleann chanter reed (plastic). Thread wound.  By Roosebeck. $7

 

 

fe610031.jpg (5377 bytes)UL30B. Uilleann plastic chanter reed by Bagpipes Galore! This reed  is  like  the one at left, but has all-black plastic sleeve and no yellow thread. Length: about 2 1/2". $20 We have a few of these left. Note that the current ones have black tape instead of blue.

 

 

UL30C. The new plastic uilleann chanter reed from Bagpipes Galore! Black tape, rose-colored  plastic lips. Length: 3 1/8" long. $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 the same reed.

 

Uilleann Hard Case

UL40. Uilleann hard case. This one is large enough to carry a full uilleann set. Black exterior with pebble-grain appearance, black plush lining with interior padded sides. Polished chrome-colored closures with key lock.  Inside measurements: 26 1/2" x  9" x  5 1/2". $84

A note for players of highland bagpipes: This case also works well for anyone looking for an extra-roomy case for your pipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: The Davy Spillane uilleann pipe manual is back in stock.

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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