Border pipes are bellows blown or mouth blown have three drones in a common stock, and a conical bore chanter. They keep a lot of the characteristic vibrant tone of the Highland pipes, but at a lower volume. Although they are not as well known as the Highland pipes, they have a history on both sides of the Border and in the Scottish Lowlands which goes back some 500 years. The popularity of these pipes has increased over the years or so, as the standard of the pipes available has improved, and a growing number of pipers have appreciated their particular musical qualities. Border pipes are also sometimes called Scottish Lowland pipes, Lowland pipes, Reel pipes, or Half Longs.
One way in which the Border pipes are more versatile than the Highland pipes or the Scottish smallpipes, is that in addition to the standard scale, the chanters can give accurately pitched cross fingered accidentals. We developed a border pipe chanter which was fully chromatic by cross fingering, giving a good minor third, minor sixth, major seventh, sharp fourth, and minor second, without altering the standard fingering of the normal pipe scale.
Our chanters have gained a reputation for the accuracy of the pitch of their accidental notes. Border pipes make excellent solo instruments. Their tone, volume, and the fact that they are tuned to A 440 and do not sharpen during playing, also makes them ideal for playing with other instruments. The volume of most Border pipes is a perfect match for two fiddles but is certainly not too loud for one. These factors are making them now the Scottish pipes of choice for playing in traditional music groups, and also in sessions.
Made of African Blackwood
READY-TO-USE BAG, guaranteed, Air Tight
Nickel ferrules and ring caps
Pipe Chanter reeds 2.Pcs
Practice Drone reeds 1.Set
Green velvet cover with green fringe
Soft Carrying case, light weight and easy to carry
This model is bellows blown version.
The reeds supplied with the set are practice reeds, If you want an extra professional performance for events then buy and add Ezee drone reeds which pipe dreams manufacture for our border pipes, from this link http://www.pipedreamsreeds.com/product/border-pipes-in-key-of-a-drone-reeds-customised-set/
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