Martin Preshaw Uilleann Pipemaker

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Martin Preshaw
Teach an Phiobaire
Mullanmeen Under Kesh Co. Fermanagh
North of Ireland
BT93 1DR

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Uilleann Pipes

Practice, 1/2, 3/4, and Full Sets of Uilleann Pipes are available in Concert D, C#, C, B, and Bb pitch.

Contact me to place an order.

Please keep an eye on the 'For Sale' section as items may appear above and beyond my order book.

Components are fashioned from ebony, trimmed with faux ivory or boxwood mounts . Metalwork is brass or 304 grade stainless steel. Custom work is accepted.

Contact Martin to place an order.

See the FOR SALE section for items currently available.

Private instruction is available.

TEL: 028 686 32087

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.



Interview with Martin

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(Sold) B-Natural 3/4 Set, In Ebony, Boxwood and Brass
Posted June 6, 2014

B-natural 3/4 set in ebony, boxwood and brass metal-ware.  5-key chanter  This set is complete and ready for sale.  I will be using it during summer 2014 to play/exhibit at various musical events around Ireland.  It will be available to collect/ship September 2014. It is offered on a first-come basis and a 1/3 down-payment will secure.

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(For Sale) Four D Concert Chanters
Posted March 5, 2014

Rosewood chanter with boxwood mounts, wooden top, nickel silver metalware including c-nat key.

Rosewood chanter with alt. ivory mounts, wooden top, nickel silver meatlware including c-nat key.

Ebony chanter, alt. ivory mounts, nickel silver metalware including c-nat key.

Ebony chanter, box wood mounts, brass metal ware, wooden top, and 4 keys, f-nat, c-nat g# and a#.

Contact Martin for details, or to purchase.

February 2014: D 3/4 Set
Posted February 10, 2014

D 3/4 Set. Sonokelling rosewood, European boxwood mounts with nickel silver metalware. This set is sold.

Eamonn Dillon, Ben Powers, Martin Preshaw
SoCal Uilleann Pipers' Concert 2013

Posted January 6, 2014

From the concert at the 2013 Southern California Tionól:

Dillon, Preshaw
Blackbird, Lark In The Morning, Newport Lasses

Dillon, Preshaw
Colonel Fraser, Mountain Road

Dillon, Power, Preshaw
Sporting Paddy, Colliers

(Sold) December 2013: D 1/2 Set
Posted December 17, 2013

Offered for sale is a D 1/2 Set, fashoned from Ebony, with boxwood mounts, and hand-rolled brass metalware.

(Sold) July 2013: Left Handed C 3/4 Set
Posted July 17, 2013

Left-handed, decorated, with brass fittings and European Boxwood mounts.

(Sold) June 2013: D 3/4 Set
Posted June 10, 2012

Ebony, Boxwood mounts, and hand-rolled nickel-silver metalware.

(Sold) C 3/4 Set For Sale
Posted February 22, 2013

Offered for sale is a C-natural ¾ set, (two regulators) fashioned from ebony, brass with boxwood main stock and decorative mounts. The chanter has a goose-neck type top and is fitted with a C key.

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(Sold) D Chanter For Sale
Posted October 29, 2012

D chanter with C natural key. Available as chanter alone, or in a practice set configuration. Contact Martin for details.

Mick O'Brien Playing Preshaw C Chanter.
Posted August 12, 2012
Mick O'Brien takes a spin on a C Chanter by Martin at the recent 2012 Welsh Tionol. The tune is Clancy's "The Trip O'er The Mountain". (Courtesy Mick O'Brien)

(Sold) For Sale: Simple Keyless D Chanter
Posted August 8, 2012
"Coyne meets Rowsome". Both bore replication and external turning follow the Rowsome pattern I use with the decorative mounts influenced by the decorative turnings of the late nineteenth century pipemaker Maurice Coyne. Contact Martin for more information.

Darach de Brún
Posted June 28, 2012

ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.

C 3/4 Set: June 2012
Posted June 19, 2012.
A new 3/4 set in C, in Ebony, Boxwood, and Brass. The set will be shown at Willie Week this year.

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(Sold) For Sale: 3 Chanters In D
Posted on April 16, 2012
Three concert pitch D chanters for sale. Two in ebony with brass metalware and boxwood mounts. One acid-washed boxwood chanter with brass metalware and unwashed boxwood mounts. All three chanters are fitted with a C-nat key, have been voiced and are ready for immdediate despatch.

The boxwood chanter (the chanter in the centre of the pictures) has been washed with acid to give an aged "patina". A set of drones in the same style are currently under construction and will be ready Christmas 2012. The purchaser of the boxwood chanter will have the opportunity to book these drones which are offered in advance of my waiting list.

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B Natural 3/4 Set
Posted March 19, 2012
In Sonokeling Rosewood, European Boxwood, with hand rolled-brass metalware.
Photo Essay

As played by Christopher McMullan:
The Clumsy Lover
McLeods Reel
The Hurlers

Work In Progress: March 2012
Posted March 1, 2012
Photo essay of B 3/4 set in progress. Shows boxwood mounts.

(Sold) B / B Flat Reamer
Posted November 25, 2011
Description, images, and audio sample available here.

(Sold) Concert D Chanter
Updated December 6, 2011
Description, images, and audio sample available here.

Rosewood (Sonokeling) (center of three below). Faux Ivory mounts. Has a C key, and key blocks are in place for adding keys later. Contact Martin for more information.

C Chanter For Sale
Description, images, and audio sample available here.

This is a left-handed chanter made in ebony, brass and trimmed with European boxwood mounts.  A c-key has been fitted.

Workshop: One Year On
Posted November 17, 2011
Tour through Martin's workshop, one year on after construction.

Workshop 2011

C Set
Posted November 15, 2011

Easter Snow

The Old Bush

Martin Preshaw

C Chanter
Posted August 23, 2011

The Salamanca

The Gold Ring

Bb Half Set in Ebony, Boxwood, and Stainless steel
Posted July 5, 2011

C Chanter
Posted June 20, 2011