BG McCallum pipe chanter lights up London!
The "Bruce Gandy" model McCallum solo pipe chanter has been consistently winning prizes now throughout 2016 and 2017, including several prizes and the overall Champion Piper from the London Scottish event November 4th. Bruce Gandy won the Marches, the HP/Jig, and two excellent prizes in the piobaireachd events with his BG solo chanter.
The chanter suits several reeds types, including Shepherd, Sound Supreme, Warnock/Chesney, Troy, G1, and McLellan.
The hole diameter is smaller than our older version, and still larger than some other chanters, which allows us to get better projection. The high G is slightly flatter and I caution folks to be careful at the beginning of any new reed, as almost every reed I have tried tends to be sharp on high G until the reed gets a bit of play into it.
We have also raised the height of the A, B,and C holes. this is to make the "comfort level" better, but also allows us to raise the pitch ever so slightly. We then maintain the same base number (call it 480 on a tuner) without pushing the reed in quite as far, which should mean less tape on top hand.
Orders can be made directly through me right now and there are dealers carrying the chanter also.
• wood = $390 cdn + shipping
• plastic= $195 + shipping
• small alloy sole added $30
• small imitation ivory sole added $30
• other soles and engraved soles priced at that time.
Bruce Takes MacCrimmon Cairn and Overall at BCPA
Bruce travelled to Vancouver, British Columbia on Easter Weekend to attend the BC Pipers Annual Gathering, one of North America's premier solo contests. Bruce won the MacCrimmon Cairn for piobaireachd for the seventh time (1982, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2014, 2017) and Bruce also won the Overall Aggregate, with a 1st prize in the MSR. Congratulations to James P. Troy, winner of the Jigs!
Having grown up in piping on the West Coast, this event is like coming home for Bruce, and it's always great to play well at home!
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