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The 18's Lowland pipe 'ld like to restore 6 months 3 weeks ago #603

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I have one of the (Alan Jones said :) 18°s lowland pipes home, but : no bag, no reed and a second hand modern blow.
I only have the whole woods.
And perhaps the chanter needs to be restored for a long crack.
Will it be possible to get advices and help from you. (or someone in Britany ? Lowland piper)
Where to restore, get a bag, reeds, ...
I leave in britany, and already play the concertina (Jeffries) and sing shantiy songs in the same time.
My idea is to play and sing whith it.

I bought the pipe twenty years ago near Quebec (Canada).
No restoration has been done.
The principal wood is labornum (cyties in French).
The hight part of the shanter seems to be a ring in boxwood.
The part you put the shanter in is copper and bone.
I don't know if you have to blow in whith you own mouth. (i bought a modern blower, sheap model)
I don't know the wood of the part you put the drones in (boxwood collor)
Top of the drone is in cow horn
Half of the part you blow in, made of bone
Middle of drones in copper
The two small drones seems to be the sames

The idea is to know
who can be contact to restore the shanter
Does it works whith a blower
Does a synthetic bag suit
Where fint out suitable reeds
Is there already someone singing whith is pipe
See some pictures

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Bonjour,
Cet instrument est ancien, acheté dans son jus, il y a une dizaine d'années dans une brocante de la campagne québécoise. Il n'a pas été restauré.
Le bois principal est du cytise (Laburnum). Le chanteur a une bague en haut (buis ?) et une bague, en bas, en os, de plus il comporte une ligature suite à un accident. Les bourdons ont des bagues en laiton, le chapiteau des bourdons est orné d'une bague de corne. La souche du porte-vent, et celle du chanteur sont en os. Je ne sais pas de quel bois est la souche des bourdons ( de couleur buis ) qui présente une fente. Je ne possède ni la poche, ni le soufflet (s'il y en avait un à l'époque).


Some more pictures


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The 18's Lowland pipe 'ld like to restore 6 months 2 weeks ago #604

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Wow what a fantastic find! It looks to me like the pipes were intended to be played by bellows, the air intake looks too short to be a mouthpiece. If it was me looking to have these fixed up I'd probably be having a word with Alan Waldron at Stirling Bagpipes. He restored an old set of pipes of mine a couple of years back and I was very pleased with the results. He also used to work for Nigel Richard at Garvie pipes so he knows his bellows pipes.

www.stirlingbagpipes.com/contacting-us
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The 18's Lowland pipe 'ld like to restore 6 months 2 weeks ago #605

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When I was playing in Brittany I found the folk at Askol Ha Brug to be very helpful indeed. Rene Guillard got me out of a load of trouble in the pre internet days when he replaced my split pipe bag for me, he also turned a new water trap from the mouthpiece and lined up a couple of good gigs! I know they are not bellows pipers but they are very knowledgeable about the scene local to you and about pipes in general. There are some skilled instrument makers in France, my guess is someone in Askol might have some suggestions where you might get some help locally.

www.askolhabrugpipeband.fr/
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