Bagpipes are musical instruments that produce sounds by means of enclosed reeds that vibrate when blown. These sounds can be stirring and inspiring when the piper plays marches, jigs, reels and strathspeys, or sad and melancholy when the piper plays laments. The largest and most well known set of pipes of the bagpipe family are the Highland bagpipes. These bagpipes are used all over the world in both the Scottish and Irish cultures. It has been centuries since bagpipes first evolved, but even after so many years, the structure and parts of a set of bagpipes consist of much the same elements; an air supply, a bag, a chanter and a drone. The practitioner of the Highland Bagpipes is known as piper. He or she is a person who plays the bagpipes together with other pipers in civilian, police or military pipe bands, but also solo at funerals, weddings, and with groups of other musical instruments; at Celtic music festivals for example.
Bagpipes are used by both by professionals and keen amateurs. Since bagpipers tend to be perfectionists, always seeking the best sound, it is quite important to produce everything according to the exacting requirements of the user. That is the reason we strive to make stunning Scottish and Irish bagpipes.
Mikel Celtic is an online store that features a wide range of elegant looking Celtic Bagpipes. We construct each item from the finest materials. Our motto is to provide best quality musical instruments with durability and complete customer satisfaction. The main reason we are so famous across the globe is that we maintain our quality while reducing the product price to the lowest we can. Our products are meant for professionals as well as students in musical schools and universities who cannot afford the more expensive Highland Bagpipes. Nevertheless, our instruments have the ability to perform and that’s what is needed. The parts used in the construction are high quality reeds, mounts (either Blackwood or rosewood), cords (silver silk) and most importantly the air bag. The air bag of the Celtic Bagpipes comprises of Dual Layer Leather Bag in which the upper layer is always original leather construction, and the inner bag made of a modern easy to keep synthetic material.
For different purposes, different kinds of bagpipes are produced. We basically offer four elegant models. The first model in this category is known as the Highland Bagpipe with Full metal fittings, on Blackwood. It features a combed and beaded finish that is really superior and eye catching. This bagpipe is made of genuine Blackwood, a wood that is now quite rare. These mounts are very strong and won’t allow any breakage even if a high force is applied. The well crafted and highly polished Full metal fittings add brightness and elegance and contrast well with the beautifully turned Blackwood. Suitable for soloists and band leaders. The second model is the Highland bagpipe with Half metal fittings. Again this bagpipe is made of genuine Blackwood with attractive metal fittings. This kind of bagpipe is good for Military pipe bands. The third product is what we call our Student Bagpipe, in beautifully turned close grained rosewood with full metal fittings and, as the name defines, it is meant to assist developing students and early level performers. The fourth product is the Entry Level Bagpipe. We have manufactured it with high quality close grained rosewood and half metal fittings while keeping the cost to a minimum. This kind of Bagpipe is the premier choice for entry level players.