Friday, June 29, 2012

Earlier this month, I had a great time at Zoukfest, where I led a workshop/seminar on reed-making. I also enjoyed learning a lot about playing and reed-making from the great Irish piper, Mick O'Brien.

Thanks to everyone who attended the reed-making workshop. The Santa Fe weather was humbling, which was good for the sake of learning.

Also, these bellows were completed for Laurent, who now owns the set of ebony drones as well:
Here are the drones with the nice bag cover that my beautiful wife Debbie made for them:
Here is a picture of Laurent with his completed half-set. He plays a lovely Kirk Lynch chanter. I made the rest:
Here is a picture of the New Mexico Pipers who attended the reed seminar, and Mick O'Brien, who joined in:

Monday, April 23, 2012

New drones are born.

These were tied-in for the first time this weekend. I have been working on them a long time... I think the new cane reeds are sounding pretty good, and the set is air-tight. So it won't be long before their new owner will be playing them.