Flat Pipes Demo
Quick recording of a new set of pipes I’m working on. Long winded explanation- prior to the late 19nth century most Irish pipes featured very small bores and finger holes and were pitched well below modern concert pitch. I’ve always loved them and have knocked out the odd chanter here and there, but never been totally happy with them. Two weeks worth of machine work and I produced a new set of reamers to produce this chanter. This is the 2nd prototype chanter from those reamers. Of course pipes just aren’t pipes without drones, so I cobbled together a set of flat drones by modifying a set of my concert pitch drones. The tune itself is something I wrote ages ago in memory of my grandparents. It never sounded quite “at home” on the concert pitch pipes, but was the first thing I thought of on the flat pipes.
Love the drones.
Just fantastic!! Beautiful!
PS - from Tess x
Love you, Sir FS!
Takes me to another world SFS! Somewhere beautiful and peaceful! Lakes, mountains and kilts! Bee
I am usually in church on Sunday morning, but I am feeling under the weather today, so I hanging at home. Listening to these beautiful sounds, well, I feel like I just went to church. Thanks for the soul cleansing.
I LOVE.THIS. PERIOD.
Awesome as always!
WoW very cool K
Great choice SFS! I would say that works! Wonderful! Bee
Very hypnotic! Drew me in :)
cool history, the pipes, the pipes, being me back home to where I want to be where the morning dew is Tulamere Dew indeed.
Outstanding ! This stirs something in me way down deep. Let's hear more of this.
oh, this is proper incredible. This is wonderful. I'd like this to be played at my funeral. Stunning.
Awesome piece. Thank you
just beautiful. Two weeks well spent, I'd say. I'd also like to see a pic.
Wonderful sound, so haunting....
Very nice, very nice, very nice: tune, pipes, playing. You're really dialing in that flat chanter.
Outstanding== Faved and downloaded
Love the sound of those pipes. A nice surprise hearing this.
Aloha Kirk, Gorgeous! can you post a picture of them?
Wow that's wonderful! Fantastic tone and drone!
I love the amazing sound of pipes, and what better than your music Kirk!!!
wow, interesting explanation and amazing tune!