Pipe Major Alan J. Harrison
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From the highlands of Scotland

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An unmistakable, unique sound

My Pipes

I have two sets of full Highland pipes...

A set which I bought in early 2014 were made by Atherton Bagpipes. David is acknowledged as one of the best pipe makers in the world. This set is based on an old set of MacDougall Bagpipes. They are in African Blackwood and Sterling Silver. They have custom made Rocket drone reeds.

The other set I also bought in 2014 and are also made by David Atherton. These are one of his Premier sets in African Blackwood with imitation ivory and polished Sterling Silver mounts and also with custom made Rocket drone reeds.

Pipes made by David Atherton are known for the finest craftsmanship, quality of tone and steadiness.

My Blackwood pipe chanters are by William Sinclair of Edinburgh also considered one of the best makers in the world.


I also have a miniature set made by Pipe Major David (Blue) MacMurchie of West Caulder. These are suitable for intimate indoor situations or for playing along with other acoustic instruments


All these makers are acknowledged in the piping fraternity as some of the best in the world.

I also teach piping.