Pipe Chanters

R.G. Hardie® Blackwood Infinity Pipe Chanter

Designed by double gold medalists and world champion pipers, Callum Beaumont and Alastair Dunn.

This chanter features smaller finger holes in comparison to our multi-prize winning Peter Henderson Blackwood Pipe Chanter and plays at a slightly higher pitch. It has been extensively tested in a synthetic and leather pipe bag set-up with a range of reeds and produces a rich, resonant bright sound with a solid Hi G for light music and piobaireachd playing.

This chanter builds on the success of the Peter Henderson Blackwood chanter and combined with Callum’s feedback and experience playing at the highest level of solo piping competition, we have designed a chanter for all abilities wishing to achieve a world-class sound. The holes are carefully sanded to give the feel of a vintage chanter before undergoing a rigorous polishing process.

The chanter produces a rich resonant tone that will provide superb harmonics with any set of drones. It provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 480hz to 484hz.

The R.G. Hardie Blackwood Infinity pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and deluxe box.

“A blackwood pipe chanter with a bright sound and stable Hi G”

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R.G. Hardie® Plastic Infinity Pipe Chanter

Designed in 2019 by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and 10-time World Champion with Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter features smaller finger holes in comparison to our new Omega Pipe chanter. Larger holes provide more projection and a brighter sound however the size of the holes are not always comfortable for every piper. The Infinity and Omega chanters allow pipe corps to integrate and play at the same pitch.

The Infinity chanter has been extensively tested in a synthetic and leather pipe bag set-up with a range of reeds and produces a rich resonant tone that will provide superb harmonics with any set of drones. It provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 480hz to 484hz.

The R.G. Hardie Plastic Infinity pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and protective tube.

“A pipe chanter suitable for pipers of all abilities”

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LISTEN TO LINCOLN HILTON PLAYING HIS TUNE I.O. (INFINITY. OMEGA.) ON THE INFINITY AND OMEGA PIPE CHANTERS.

R.G. Hardie® Omega Plastic Pipe Chanter

Designed in 2019 by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and 10-time World Champion with Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter is an updated version of the MKII Hardie pipe chanter where the internal specification and hole positions have been optimised to deliver a robust, bright sound that will deliver a first class sound for pipe bands of all grades. It features oval finger holes and sound holes for maximum projection.

The MKII chanter has been played by Dollar Academy Juvenile Pipe Band since 2014, winning multiple World Championships.

The R.G. Hardie Plastic Omega pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and protective tube.

“Projection. Stability. Pitch.”

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LISTEN TO LINCOLN HILTON PLAYING HIS TUNE I.O. (INFINITY. OMEGA.) ON THE INFINITY AND OMEGA PIPE CHANTERS.

LISTEN TO DOLLAR ACADEMY PLAYING THE MKII PLASTIC PIPE CHANTER.

Peter Henderson® Blackwood Pipe Chanter

Designed by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and 10-time World Champion with Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter has been proven to deliver a winning sound for soloists. The holes are carefully sanded to give the feel of a vintage chanter before under going a rigorous polishing process.

The chanter produces a rich resonant tone that will provide superb harmonics with any set of drones. It provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 476hz to 480hz.

Some of the major prizes won using this chanter include:

– Overall Glenfiddich Champion
– Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal
– Argyllshire Gathering Senior Piobaireachd
– Argyllshire Gathering Former Winners March, Strathspey and Reel
– Argyllshire Gathering A Strathspey & Reel
– Northern Meeting Clasp
– Northern Meeting Silver Star
– Northern Meeting A March, Strathspey and Reel
– Bratach Gorm, London
– Strachan Memorial MSR, London

The Blackwood pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and deluxe box.

“As played by Double Gold Medalists and Glenfiddich Champions, need we say more….”
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Peter Henderson Plastic Pipe Chanter

Designed by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and 10-time World Champion with Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 478hz to 482hz. Round Finger holes, new reed seat design and oval sound holes allow this chanter to deliver a rich, resonant sound with projection and stability.

“Projection. Stability. Pitch.”
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R.G. Hardie® Bb Pipe Chanter

This chanter is designed to play at 466hz, Bb (B flat) and is inspired by a 1970’s R.G. Hardie Pipe Chanter.

Compared to most modern pipe chanters that pitch in the range 480-486hz, it has a thicker profile therefore allowing the holes to be positioned for a comfortable playing position. The chanter has been optimised to use a standard modern pipe chanter reed rather than a long bladed Bb reed.

Available in either plastic or blackwood, this chanter is the perfect choice for pipers and pipe bands wishing to play in military tattoos and accompany other instruments.

“Projection. Stability. Pitch.”

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