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Old 10-02-2020, 01:09 AM   #1
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Default McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

Hi folks, I recently bought a full set of Uilleann pipes second hand, made a while back by McNulty and Hunter. I have had a few attempts at reeding the chanter but I haven't yet found a reed that suits it. It is an older chanter and I understand by reading around that chanter design has shifted for the better in recent years. So, I am reaching out to anyone who has a set made by these makers for advice on reeding the chanter. I could buy a new chanter but that is expensive and also, the one I have is fully keyed and beautifully made - it would be a shame to set it aside.

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Old 10-02-2020, 05:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: McNulty Hunter Uilleann pipes

I believe the McNulty/Hunter designs were Rowsome based, mainly tweaked to get A=440 (Rowsome designed to 452).



Have you spoken to Sam Lawrence?
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Old 10-03-2020, 01:23 AM   #3
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Hi Calum, yes I sent him an email, but he was taught by a different Hunter, and said he was unfortunately unable to help.

Thanks for your suggestion. Cheers, will
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Old 10-03-2020, 06:58 AM   #4
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I believe David Power in Waterford makes reeds, you send him the chanter and he matches the Reed to it.

Not sure he still does this but you could ask him.

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Old 10-07-2020, 12:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion Paul. Will
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Old 10-07-2020, 08:07 AM   #6
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Whoops, I never realised it was a different Peter Hunter. I always assumed that's where Sam's Peter had gotten started.



Wil, are you in the UK? If so I'd give Alan Burton a shout, he can reed just about anything.
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:27 AM   #7
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I would try to get hold of Kinch o'Kane, in Florida, who is one of the top reedmakers around.
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Old 10-17-2020, 09:07 PM   #8
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My MacNulty Hunter was reeded by Allan Moller, who unfortunately is no longer with us. He did a good job, but I still have to fiddle about with rushes and a bit of tape.


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