Often called the Troy “MacAllister,” this moulded reed (not sharp-shouldered like the ‘ridgecuts’) was developed by the famous Shotts MacAllister family and was the reed of choice for bands through much of the 1970s and 80s. Jamie Troy of Victoria BC bought the business some years ago and he and his son JT have been making the Troy MacAllister reed ever since. It is extremely stable, sweet and smooth. Some of them are extremely strong, but I use a method that eases them up beautifully without compromising the tuning. If you’re a piobaireachd player, this reed has a great high G. For what it’s worth, this is the reed I play in my AURORA JM solo chanter. Band discounts are available.


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Aurora JM, McCallum MCC2, McCallum MK III, Shepherd, Dunbar, Hardie, G1, Kyo, Gandy, Kron, Other, RJM, Sinclair, Ceol, Warnock

Reed Strength

Beginner Easy, Easy, Easy-Medium, Medium, Medium Strong, Strong