Fantastic opportunity to own a set of bagpipes with a unique and detailed history.
These pipes were owned and made by Kenneth Bell (1929-1984) who served in the 1st Battalion Scots Guards. Kenneth has a number of tunes printed in the Scots Guard Collection including, 1st Battalion Scots Guards Farewell to Cyprus and Cyprus Brandy. In his early years, he played for Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia and after leaving the army Kenneth played for Edinburgh Police Pipe Band and was a member of The Eagle Pipers.
Kenneth was also a bagpipe maker who worked for Hugh Macphersons of Edinburgh. This is where he made the set of pipes that are for sale.
The pipes are made of African Blackwood with real ivory mounts and hallmarked plain silver ferrules, slides and ring caps etc. the silver hallmarks date these pipes to the 1950s which tallies up with the information provided by Kenneth’s family.
Along with the pipes comes a carry case, practice chanter and various pipe chanters one which is an early Henderson with a real ivory sole.
The pipes are fitted with a Ross canister moisture system and bag, Selbie synthetic drone reeds, ball joint blowstick as well as the original blowstick with real ivory bulb and silver slide.
There is a short clip of the pipes being played so you can hear the great sound that the pipes produce.
The price for this set and accessories is £2750