12 May 2018

Now in stock – Bflat Balance Tone Drone Reeds

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When playing the bagpipes with other musicians (brass, folk, orchestra etc.) you will need to tune your bagpipes to Bflat at 440 Hz concert pitch. You will require a suitable chanter (e.g. McCallum Bflat Chanter or Shepherd Orchestral Chanter) and depending on your bagpipe set-up, you may also require a suitable set of drone reeds to tune to this lower pitch.

Some drone reeds can be adjusted and tweaked to tune to a lower pitch; some drone reeds are not made to tune at this pitch. Having a set of Bflat drone reeds to suite your Bflat (440 Hz) chanter is very convenient and saves time.

The Bflat drone reeds from Balance Tone are specifically desinged to tune your drones in Bflat at 440 Hz.

04 May 2018

Celebrating 150 years of Peter Henderson Bagpipes

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We are celebrating 150 years of Peter Henderson Bagpipes and offering 10% discount on all R.G. Hardie and Peter Henderson Bagpipes from 1st May 2018 to the 31st May 2018.

Use this voucher code when ordering online: ph150-0518

 

 

Peter Henderson Bagpipes was established in 1868 after Henderson completed his bagpipe-making apprenticeship under Thomas MacBean Glen & Sons in Edinburgh. The company established its first Glasgow shop in 1880, taking over the premises of Donald MacPhee at 17 Royal Arcade. Demolished some years ago, the site is very close to the present site of the National Piping Centre.

From 1903 to 1925, the company was managed by the legendary piper, John MacDougall Gillies, who helped make the shop into a hub of piping in Glasgow. Peter Henderson Bagpipes was acquired in 1973 by R.G. Hardie & Co., owned and operated by the great solo piper and long-time Muirhead & Sons Pipe-Major Bob Hardie.

Alastair Dunn acquired the organization, and has expanded its offerings and rebuilt its reputation, re-introducing “Peter Henderson” instruments that have gained popularity with soloists and bands, including Field Marshal Montgomery, of which Dunn is pipe-sergeant.

The photo above shows a group of pipers and drummers gathered at the Henderson shop at 24 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, before embarking on a trade mission to Canada in 1932 aboard the ship, “Letitia.”

30 Apr 2018

10% SPRING SPECIAL DISCOUNT

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The outdoor season has finally arrived.

Take advantage of our 10% discount* Spring Special for online orders placed during the week 30th April 2018 to the 6th May 2018.

Use voucher code spr-2018 when placing your order online.

*This discount does not apply to products that are on special offer or clearance. The following products are excluded from this offer: Deger Pipes, p2chanter Pipes, Redpipes, Blair Electronic Chanters and Jim Kilpatrick drum carriers.

24 Apr 2018

New – R.G. Hardie DELUXE Microfibre Cleaning Brushes for drones

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R.G. Hardie DELUXE Microfibre Cleaning brushes for cleaning the bagpipe drones.

Unlike traditional cleaning brushes made from wool, the microfibre brush does not leave fluffy bits in your drones after cleaning.

Microfibre has the same absorbing properties as a wool.

https://kiltsandmore.com/bagpipes-accessories/bagpipe-maintenance/r-g-hardie-deluxe-microfibre-cleaning-brushes-for-drones-:p214725:c193:len.html

 

30 Mar 2018

Easter Weekend Discount

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Take advantage of our 10% discount** on online orders of at least € 150,00 this Easter weekend*.

Simply use voucher code eas18-0330 when placing your order online at www.kiltsandmore.com


*Offer starts Easter Friday (30th March 2018) and ends Easter Monday (2nd April 2018).

**Discount does not apply to products that are on special offer or clearance. The following products are excluded from this offer: Deger Pipes, p2chanter Pipes, Redpipes, Blair Electronic Chanters and Jim Kilpatrick drum carriers.

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