Chanters

R.G. Hardie® Blackwood Pipe Chanter

Designed by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and Pipe Sergeant of eleven-time World Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter builds on the success of the Peter Henderson Blackwood chanter and has been designed to satisfy the needs of pipers wishing to play at a higher pitch. The holes are carefully sanded to give the feel of a vintage chanter before under going a rigorous polishing process.

The chanter produces a rich resonant tone that will provide superb harmonics with any set of drones. It provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 480hz to 4804hz.

The R.G. Hardie Blackwood pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and deluxe box.

"A bright blackwood chanter with a stable Hi G"
Peter Henderson® Blackwood Pipe Chanter

Designed by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and Pipe Sergeant of eleven-time World Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter has been proven to deliver a winning sound for soloists. The holes are carefully sanded to give the feel of a vintage chanter before under going a rigorous polishing process.

The chanter produces a rich resonant tone that will provide superb harmonics with any set of drones. It provides optimum sound when pitched in the range 476hz to 480hz.

Some of the major prizes won using this chanter include:

- Overall Glenfiddich Champion
- Argyllshire Gathering Gold Medal
- Argyllshire Gathering Senior Piobaireachd
- Argyllshire Gathering Former Winners March, Strathspey and Reel
- Argyllshire Gathering A Strathspey & Reel
- Northern Meeting Clasp
- Northern Meeting Silver Star
- Northern Meeting A March, Strathspey and Reel
- Bratach Gorm, London
- Strachan Memorial MSR, London

The Blackwood pipe chanter comes complete with a reed protector and deluxe box.

"As played by Double Gold Medallists and Glenfiddich Champions, need we say more...."
R.G. Hardie® MKII Plastic Pipe Chanter

Designed by Alastair Dunn, Double Gold Medalist and Pipe Sergeant of eleven-time World Champions Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band.

This chanter delivers a robust, bright sound that will deliver a first class sound for pipe bands of all grades. It features oval finger holes and sound holes for maximum projection while still allowing comfortable finger positioning.

This chanter was played by Dollar Academy Juvenile Pipe Band in winning the 2014 World Championships. Check out our youtube channel to hear them in action: https://www.youtube.com/user/RGHardieandCompany

"Projection. Stability. Pitch."
R.G. Hardie® Practice Chanters

Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned piper learning new tunes, you will need a good practice chanter. A practice chanter can become so important it may never leave your side.

We offer a selection of sizes including junior, standard and long (pipe chanter size).

Plastic or hand finished African Blackwood practice chanters are available with nickel or imitation ivory.

Engraved nickel designs include Thistle, Victorian, Zoomorphic and Celtic.

Our innovative plastic lining system is now available in all of our Blackwood practice chanters.

All practice chanters are branded with “R.G. Hardie & Co. Ltd Glasgow”.

"Learn to play on an R.G. Hardie® Practice Chanter."