Scottish Smallpipes

AS featured on STV's "The Riverside Show", 26th October 2015

Lindstruments' own Scottish Smallpipes - Information and Prices

In order to fully support the Lindsay System Chanter, a set of four drones has been developed, and can be supplied in a range of forms. All drone sets are supplied with Pipe Dreams' "Eezedrone" reeds, and a canmore hybrid bag. The chanter and bellows are supplied separately - please enquire, or refer to the Lindsay System Chanter page on this site.

The drones are currently fully brass lined, top & bottom, providing a clear and stable tone. The tuning chamber is entirely formed from thin walled brass - it is my own belief, having played drones that use brass-only tuning chambers throughout my Smallpiping career, that this provides a very clear and resonant sound.

The full set comprises four drones - Bass A, Baritone E, Tenor A, and Alto E. The inclusion of an alto E drone, in what is essentially an "A" Scottish Smallpipes set, is intended to provide a means to better support playing within the second register of the Lindsay System Chanter.

The full set can include a split stock system for both chanter and drones.  For the chanter, the split stock will allow other chanters to be used with the set (including future Lindsay System chanters in other keys such as "D").

The traditional set comprises three drones - Bass A, Baritone E, and Tenor A. This configuration is standard to support a traditional "A" Scottish Smallpipes chanter, and is perfectly adequate for the majority of the repertoire likely to be performed on the Lindsay System Chanter.

Drone plugs are provided, to allow the player to plug the drones where necessary. The plugs are attached to the drones with a short decorative string for convenience.

Pipes can be either mouth or bellows blown.

Below is a price list covering the options listed above. Prices for bellows currently begin at £150 for our standard bellows. More detail, and different finishing options, can be given on application at this stage - a page dedicated to the bellows will be posted very shortly.

Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your particular requirements :

Lindsay Scottish Smallpipes - 2018 Price List :

Prices for full sets of pipes are currently under review during the transition from Version 2.0 to Version 3.0.

For chanter prices, please see the Lindsay System Chanter page.

Full Set

With four drones, in two-colours - £ under review

Traditional Set

With three drones, in two colours - £ under review

With three drones, in plain black - £ under review

Sound Samples to illustrate some of the tuning options and configurations :