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Pure Tone.

Sharing a statement and lovely sentiments from a long time friend and advocate of MacLellan bagpipes, Pipe Major James Cowie. JC Piping...

Bagpipe care and break-In procedures.

A well-made and maintained bagpipe can last for a hundred years or more! Maintaining a stable environment is extremely important. All of...

Born in Scotland.

Roderick MacLellan, a graduate of Glasgow School of Art, was born in Scotland and emigrated to the USA in 1980. He started making...

the T.K.MacLellan Tartan...

As it is #StAndrewsDay, we wanted to share this special announcement: We are thrilled to announce the MacLellan Tartan! This tartan was...

Wake Joins Team Elevation.

MacLellan Bagpipes and Melvin Reeds are pleased to welcome the Wake and District Pipe Band* from Raleigh, North Carolina as a featured...

Ally the Piper Joins Team MacLellan

MacLellan Bagpipes are pleased to welcome the infectiously talented Allyson Crowley-Duncan as a featured MacLellan artist. "My...

Chalice Top Profile.

A few photos of various versions of the MacLellan Chalice Top profile.

WRAL Tar Heel Traveler

Resharing a post from a few years back (as featured on the WRAL Tar Heel Traveler). Not much has changed how Roddy does things. ...

An instrument to stir the blood.

Summerville man crafts bagpipes for pipers around world By RICHARD WALKER, T&D Staff Writer ^ Nov 5, 2006 They’re nearly as old as time....

Ethical and Sustainable Sources.

It took a year for this wood to arrive, because it is ethically sourced from Tanzania. In a remote area of Southern Tanzania where large...

A Duty.

Sharing a lovely story from 2016: Vidor Police Sgt. Rodney Johnson said he's watched fellow Officer Jeff Courts play his bagpipes at...

Throwback Catalog.

Spent the day with Roddy at the shop and came across his very first print catalog; a late night throwback Thursday. Some of Roddy's...

Slender. Strong. Classic.

Every now and again we get unique sets of drones in the shop for restoration work. Aesthetically, this is a rather demure and dainty set...

Wood.

All of our wood is Air dried only, kiln drying can burn off some of the natural oils which are so   very important in musical instrument...

An instrument to stir the blood.

They’re nearly as old as time. Though they’re easily recognizable by sight, they’re even more recognizable by sound, a sound like no...

The very first.

As a learner piper, when Roddy was ready to purchase his first set of bagpipes -- he said to himself..."I can make bagpipes.." The rest...

Links and Dealer Information.

Contact our dealers: We recommend you order through one of the dealers listed here. However, feel free contact me directly to discuss...

Higgins + Elevation = Tone

Sharing courtesy of Griffin Hall and J. Higgins, Ltd. -- the Higgins pipe chanter reed played in the Elevation chanter. Slightly lower...

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