The Brian Boru bagpipe was invented and patented in 1908 by Henry Starck, a bagpiper and our grand father manufactured, in consultation with William O'Duane. The Brian Boru pipe is related to the Great Highland Bagpipe, but with a chanter that adds four to thirteen keys, to extend both the upper and lower ends of the scale, and optionally adds chromatic notes. His original pipes changed the drone configuration to a single tenor drone pitched one octave below the chanter, a baritone drone pitched one fifth below the tenor drone, and a bass drone pitched two octaves below the chanter, following the drone set-up of the Northumbrian Half-long pipes. Some later designs of these pipes reverted to the Great Highland Bagpipe configuration of two tenor drones and one bass drone. The Brian Boru bagpipe was played for a number of years by the pipe band in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, as well as a number of civilian pipe bands. It is still played in Ireland but has lost most of its former popularity. Bagpipe makers in both the United Kingdom and Pakistan still make these.
Brain Boru Rosewood Bagpipes, made of Finest Seasoned Rosewood Black Painted, Imitation Mounts
- Ready to play with a long-life, 100% air-tight SYNTHETIC Bag. Straight neck. Size: 28” X 11”
- One set of Synthetic Drone Reeds HD-90
- Pipe chanter reed: 1 Soft, 1 Medium of selected Spanish cane
- Soft Padded Carrying case; light weight and easy to carry
- Rosewood Standard Practice chanter with 2 spare reeds
- Black Bag Cover with Silver fringe and Black Cords.
Brian Boru Pipes with 5 Key Chanter, M-14
- Product Code: M-14
- Availability: In Stock
- Price in reward points: 7