The Dalsland pipes

The Dalslandpipes
The Dalslandpipes

The instrument was born when the desire to be able to play Swedish fiddle tunes on the bagpipes became too unbearable...

  • I started with a French chanter (Béchonnets´ inheritance!)
  • Then I added four tuneable drones(á la the Irish Uillean pipes) each one with separate valves for switching on and off.
  • Air is provided by bellows, to give maximum tuning stability and a more reliable instrument.
  • A capsule-system which makes it easy and safe to change the chanter without harming the reeds.

Up until now I have built models in different designs with up to 5 drones and 5 valves.
In principal the conical chanters are available in a number of different keys but in practice the most useful are the a/d and g/c chanters as these fit best with the fiddle repertoire.

I call the instrument the Dalslandpipes, because Dalsland is my home district and most of the tunes I play come from there. 

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