We've organized our Christmas Gift Idea offerings so it's easier to find what you're looking for. And if you're not 100% sure what you need, our gift certificates are front and centre. Need a bit of motivation? Free postage on orders over $100 from now to Christmas.
Check it out by clicking on the image.
BAGPIPES, CHANTERS & WHISTLES
We have a great stock of bagpipes, including McCallum, MacRae, Hardie, Henderson and Strathmore. In stock solo chanters include the new R.G. Hardie "Infinity" in poly and blackwood, the Peter Henderson blackwood chanter, the McCallum "Gandy" model solo chanter in poly and blackwood, the G1 blackwood chanter, and the McCallum Ceòl in poly and blackwood.
Chieftain whistles by Phil Hardy are well-known throughout the world, and played by many of the top Celtic artists. We have two models of Low D and a Mezzo D available.
Fred Morrison Scottish Smallpipes
We have one more set arriving before Christmas (we can't keep them on the shelf!). These bellows-blown smallpipes have wood button and mopane projecting mounts, with Celtic-engraved nickel ferrules. Comes with a synthetic bag, cane chanter reed, and drone reeds by Ezeedrone. Key of A, with drone switch. • $2,359.00 ready to play
BOOKS & COLLECTIBLES
We have a growing selection of Scottish antiques and memorabilia, and these items make excellent one-off gifts for the Highland-interested person on your list.
The poems of Sir Walter Scott, children's books, and other collectibles. The Christmas section doesn't have everything available, so be sure to check out the regular section on the website to see the full range of items.
Whether you're looking for The Tone Protector™ Reed Case, the Tone Protector or The Piper's Pal, we have a great selection of useful gifts for the piper in the family. We feature the new R.G. Hardie Flight Case on this page, and some of the regular items that pipers need. They all make great gifts—from a new set of Canning drone reeds to the spare wax and hemp you need in the pipe case.
FOR THE DRUMMERS
We now carry drumsticks by Steven McWhirter, Jim Kilpatrick (KP2),Stephen Creighton, Tyler Fry and Jordan Bailie!
The legendary Alex Duthart's Collection (2 books) has not always been easy to get, but we're making it as easy as possible! These are books that every serious Highland snare drummer needs to own, study and play.
Books always make excellent gifts, and with piping books you're giving the gift of music and reading! Pipers these days have all the tunes online, which is brilliant, but there's also something really great about collections of music...looking at the tunes the way composers and arrangers see them. One of the really great skills for all musicians is the ability to sightread new music, and nothing builds that skill more than simply doing it!
We have classic collections such as The Scots Guards Collection, and newer ones such as the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada Collection, which is a fantastic modern collection with a prairie focus. Fred Morrison, Gordon Duncan, Terry Tully, Bruce Gandy, as well as excellent and hard-to-find piobaireachd collections, such as Capt. John MacLellan's Collection, The Pipers' Meeting, Kilberry Sidelights, and much more.
If you want to start pipes or drums, we have gear that will help get you going. Practice chanters and tutor books, drum sticks and pads, tenor sticks, and if you live in the Regina, SK area we can refer you to one of the groups that teaches children and adults locally. If you live somewhere else, and aren't sure who to contact, get in touch! We have contacts all over North America and we'll be able to help you locate a suitable teacher or learning program.
LEARNING NEW TUNES ONLINE
Many of our newsletters include a link to a new tune or arrangement. This time, we thought we'd point out Jack Lee's amazing bagpipe music project, located at BAGPIPEMUSIC.COM. This link features a number of my tunes, and from there you can go through the whole collection of music. Most amazing about all of this is that Jack has personally recorded all these tunes on his pipes. There has never been a more complete recorded record of bagpipe music.
Thanks to all Reelpipes.com customers for your business during 2019. We appreciate your interest in the products and services we offer, and we look forward to meeting your needs in 2020. In the meantime, best wishes to you, your families and your band families!
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