Peter Henderson pipe chanter, African blackwood
This chanter has come onto the market in recent years and has steadily gained in popularity, particularly among soloists, including several at the top levels. It pitches at 478 cps or higher and favours Shepherd or MacPhee reeds. It is bold and vibrant, and exhibits a noticeable blend with well tuned drones. It is made by the R. G. Hardie company in Glasgow, a subsidiary of the St. Kilda Holdings Group, who bought the R. G. Hardie and Peter Henderson name some years ago. Unique to the market, each chanter comes with a well constructed board case and a plastic chanter cap provided by the maker, as shown in the picture. Band discounts are available.