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Handmade Uilleann Bagpipes

Nuair a théid sé fán chroí ní scaoiltear as é go bráth

Handmade chanters, practice sets, 1/2 sets, 3/4 sets, and full sets of Uilleann Bagpipes are available in concert D, C#, C, B, and Bb pitch. Components are fashioned from select hardwood and trimmed with faux-ivory or boxwood mounts . Metalwork is brass or nickel-silver brass. Custom work is accepted. All work is done in the North of Ireland, at my workshop. Private instruction is available.

"The musical instruments that are being produced in my wee workshop in Co.Fermanagh could not have been done without the the guidance, patience and encouragement of Mr. David Michael Quinn.  David, I am truly indebted to you for your friendship across all matters." -- Martin Preshaw

News: Pipemaker's Journal

  • 16 Jun 15
    Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust Awarded to Martin Preshaw
    Photo Credit: Paul Burns

    From the Belfast Telegraph: "Martin Preshaw received the prestigious £9,000 prize from Prince Charles at an awards ceremony last Thursday in St James Palace, London.

    The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (Quest) awards funding to a small number of artisans each year to help sustain traditional crafts.

    Mr Preshaw, one of the finest uilleann pipe-makers in the world, has ...

  • 10 Dec 14

    By Martin Preshaw
    For The Pipers Review, Autumn 2007

    The past number of years has 'enjoyed' a resurgence of traditional methods, techniques and tools employed in the manufacture of the Irish Bagpipes, more commonly known as the Union Pipes or the Uilleann pipes. These most noticeably have included incorporating hollow main-stocks, hand-forged keys and hand rol...

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