Playing the Bagpipes in Concert Pitch B flat with Gaelic Storm: My B flat Bagpipe Set Up

Apr 19, 2024

In this blog post, we'll delve into the intricate world of playing the bagpipes on stage with Gaelic Storm, exploring the challenges and essential equipment necessary for a successful performance in B flat concert pitch. Whether you're an aspiring bagpiper or simply curious about the behind-the-scenes magic, join us for valuable insights and tips from the stage.

Essential Equipment List: Below is a comprehensive list of the equipment discussed in the video. Rest assured, I'm not paid to endorse any of these products; they're simply the best tools I've found for the job.

  1. Wallace Bagpipe Drones: Explore the high-quality drones crafted by Wallace Bagpipes, designed to elevate your performance to new heights.

  2. Hardie Infinity Chanter B flat: Enhance your sound with the precision-crafted Hardie Infinity Chanter in B flat, a must-have for professional bagpipers. 

  3. Melvin Reeds (B flat): Discover the excellence of Melvin Reeds' B flat pipe chanter reeds, ensuring consistent and reliable performance. 

  4. Begg Sheepskin Bag: Experience comfort and durability with Begg Sheepskin Bags, providing a reliable foundation for your bagpipe setup. 

  5. Canmore Bagpipe Bag: Optimize airflow and moisture control with the Canmore Bagpipe Bag, essential for maintaining peak performance.

  6. Explore a range of bagpipe covers to protect and personalize your instrument, available at 

  7. Tone Protector: Ensure the longevity of your instrument with the Tone Protector, a revolutionary product designed to safeguard your bagpipe's tone.

  8. Pelican 1510 Case With Foam: Safely transport your bagpipe setup with the Pelican 1510 Case, offering unparalleled protection and durability. 

  9. Shure Wireless Mic Beta 98 H/C: Elevate your stage presence with the Shure Wireless Mic Beta 98 H/C, delivering crystal-clear sound quality and reliability. 

Conclusion: Mastering the art of playing bagpipes on stage requires dedication, skill, and the right equipment. By exploring the behind-the-scenes details and essential gear discussed in this blog post, you'll be better equipped to take your bagpipe performances to the next level. Remember, it's not just about the music—it's about the passion and dedication behind every note. Keep playing, keep practicing, and keep pursuing your bagpipe dreams!