Uilleann Pipe D Chanter

My chanter design of 2009 has a bright rich tone and precise intonation.

D Chanter, Ebony, 3 Keys
D Chanter, Ebony, 3 Keys

 Detailed view: 3 keys
Detailed view: 3 keys

Sound
rich and bright
lots of harmonics
sparkle and chirp

Playing
best with light & medium pressure reeds
excellent tuning and response
very comfortable with slim left hand and short right hand stretch

Wood
Ebony

Mounts
imitation ivory or wooden mounts

Options
available with silver keys & plated top
brass Keys & Top
Stop Key - I make two systems:

  • on the front in the traditional fashion to use with the forefinger
  • on the rear in a Taylor-Style for the thumb

Either mechanism works in a very simple and reliable way.

Rowsome style D chanter 2016 wide and medium bores

Rowsome D Chanter (Thomas Aebi)

Sound
Fatter, mellower and rounder tone than my 2009 model. This design highlights the singular tone of each individual note and adds a lot of extra colour when using varied tight and open playing techniques.

Playing
This chanter is a little fatter than my other model. It has very large, wider spaced and gently carved out finger holes. Excellent intonation with a reed with a conical staple.

Wood
Ebony or African blackwood

Mounts
imitation ivory or wooden mounts

Options
available with silver keys & brass silver plated top
brass Keys & brass Top
Stop Key