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  • Sinclair Bagpipes - Defunct?

    Alastair Sinclair passed in 2019, but has anyone taken over the business (or plans to)? Their website is still running to this day, but the premises on 1 Madeira Street seem to have been taken over by "Greg Stewart Funeral Service." Greg appears to be a piper himself.
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    Last edited by triathan; 06-27-2021, 10:46 AM.

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    Let us hope--let us pray--that such a fine heritage--shall
    be---both taken up--and continued.
    My friends all know,
    With what a brave carouse...

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    • #3
      IMG_20210622_123521.jpgAfter a short period of transition following the 4th generations passing (extended by lockdown), the 5th Generation is continuing the hand turned tradition (with some help, SDG, getting back on to the lathe). The first new sets have been advertised via the business FB page and also added to the business Flickr photostream via this link -- https://flic.kr/p/2mtwSQ9

      Also available, to accompany your Sinclair Pipes and help develop my lathe training are hand turned slimline and fountain pens available via etsy with the following link --
      https://www.etsy.com/shop/SinclairCrestCrafts/edit?ref=edit_trust_header

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      • #4
        https://flic.kr/p/2mtwSQ9

        I dig the lower cord guide. Glad to see they are making another go of it.

        Happy Piping

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        • #5
          I hope they continue. My current chanter is a late 1980s Sinclair. It's been broken into shards before, reassembled and is still one of the best chanters I've played.
          Before you start fixing problems with your reeds, check to see if the bag or stocks are leaking.
          http://www.youtube.com/user/Marcblur?feature=guide

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          • #6
            I just saw a blackwood Sinclair chanter for sale yesterday on one of the FB piping pages. I don't recall which.
            Kenton Adler

            For best results - PLAY LOUD

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            • #7
              New chanters are also being made.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Kenton Adler View Post
                I just saw a blackwood Sinclair chanter for sale yesterday on one of the FB piping pages. I don't recall which.
                That was me! It's a 1990's era ABW. Message me if anyone is interested!
                "Don't think; it can only hurt the ball club." Crash Davis

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                • #9
                  Interesting article in the Piping Press today regarding Sinclair Bagpipes - Piping PressIconic Bagpipe Maker William Sinclair, Leith, is Back in Business

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                  • #10
                    That's super, to have Tim Gellaitry bestow an unbroken Sinclair pipemaking tradition to the reconstituted firm.
                    proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; Son of the Revolution and Civil War; first European settlers on the Guyandotte

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Pancelticpiper it's great to be involved in the Sinclair pipemaking tradition you can see more info and videos at http://www.sinclair-bagpipes.co.uk/

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