Irish System Chanter
This Chanter was designed by William O'Duane and Henry Starck in 1908 and replaced the earlier Dungannon Bagpipes.
The top 'a' tone hole was moved to the front and covered by a key, the top 'g' retuned to 'g#' was moved to the back. Further keywork was added to give semitones as required, the basic scale of the chanter being that of 'A major' as the lower g was also retuned to g#. The Brian Boru Irish System Chanter could be supplied with keywork arranged to suit natural fingering in any key signature with several different versions available including one with a thumb hole for the minor third. Up to fourteen keys could be fitted making it fully chromatic from low E to high c#.