Lindsay System Chanter v5


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Featured on Scottish TV's "Live at Five", 24th January 2018, the Lindsay System Chanter project has been covered in detail, in a series of articles in the National Piping Centre's "Piping Today" magazine between Jan/Feb 2018 and March/April 2020.

June 2024 out of stock - When we have Lindsay System Chanters in stock, they will be viewable here, and can be purchased directly via this page. At other times, advance orders can be placed via this link.

Contact Donald directly via or @lindstruments on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, with any questions - always happy to talk pipes :)

About the chanter :

Developed by Donald WG Lindsay in Scotland between 2006-2018 as a consciously “open source” design, the Lindsay System Chanter is the raison d’etre of Lindstruments. Making chanters and pipes is a key part of what we do, but our primary focus continues to be on sharing the design, exploring the instrument musically, and supporting the community that is developing around it.

Workshop plans were published during 2019 in Piping Today issue 97, and a growing community of both makers and players are supported via Facebook groups "Lindsay System Chanter" and "LSC Makers Circle".

In January 2019 the uniqueness and potential significance of the design for the piping community was acknowledged when three of the most significant “Lindsay System” prototypes were added to the museum collection of The National Piping Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. 

What it can do :

The Lindsay System Chanter is an "A" Scottish Smallpipes chanter, with range extended both downwards to low "D", and upwards to high "D", while preserving the traditional fingering system within the range low G to high A. The chanter uses no keywork of any kind, and represents a very playable and useful development in piping.

For more information about the chanter and its capabilities, including video and audio, please click here or select "Chanter Information" from the menu.

Lindstruments has become well known within the Scottish piping and traditional music community, and beyond, for our use of new and innovative materials and manufacturing processes. We'd encourage anyone interested, to read more about this aspect of our work here.

Facebook live workshops : A weekly live workshop now takes place via facebook, covering technique and repertoire for these pipes, and including the opportunity for a live Q & A ; if you'd like to take part, send a join request to the facebook group "Lindsay System Chanter" to view and participate in these workshops.