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Introducing Twist Trap Practice Pipes, a set of mouth-blown smallpipes incorporating a long practice chanter and two drones. They produce a softer more mellow tone in comparison to the Highland Bagpipes and pitch in the key of A (440Hz), a general tuning standard for many musical instruments. They are fun to play on their own or in a group setting along with other instruments.

“I have been playing a set and they are great fun, much better than practicing on a practice chanter,” said Alastair Dunn, Managing Director of R. G. Hardie & Co. “They will help beginners with the transition from chanter to pipes and understanding the importance of maintaining constant pressure when blowing.”

Check out Lincoln Hilton jamming with several of his clones on their sets of Twist-Trap Practice Pipes :

Altera Terra by Lincoln Hilton (Field Marshal Pipe Band opener 2018)

Sometimes when I write a tune, I start to hear a specific band play it in my mind. Absolutely wrapped listening to Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band perform my tune Altera Terra as their opener last weekend at the All Ireland Championships. Congrats FM on the win!Hope you enjoy Altera Terra played on the R.G. Hardie & Co. Twist Trap practice pipes. Great sounding instrument, perfect for beginners through to performers!Instrument: bit.ly/rghardietwisttrappipesFind your local dealer sales@rghardie.comSheet music: www.mdpiping.com/product-page/volume-8

Posted by Modern Piping – Lincoln Hilton on Thursday, 12 July 2018


Features of the Twist-Trap Practice Pipes include:

• Suitable for Pipers of all abilities
• Key of A
• Twist Trap Moisture Control
• Long Practice Chanter
• Bass and Tenor Drone
• Integral Valve
• Synthetic Pipe Bag
• Corduroy Bag Cover
• Deluxe Carry Case

A particularly innovative design aspect to the Twist-Trap Practice Pipes chanter top is the blow piece for moisture control. Moisture control is important for kids as they produce a lot more saliva than an adult when playing. This new moisture control design feature will become the standard top on the entire range of R. G. Hardie & Co plastic practice chanters.

Twist-Trap Practice Pipes will be available for sale from all R.G. Hardie & Co dealers worldwide soon. Please contact us for information on the dealer nearest you.

Click here to see Alastair Dunn and Finlay MacDonald talk about Twist-Trap Practice Pipes, followed up by a wee jam session!