The Heritage




Audio Files: Jim McGillivray plays Heritage drones with a Medallist pipe chanter

Michael MacDonald's Jig (1,113 kb) entire tune 2/4 march: Hugh Kennedy (452 kb) 1st part
6/8 march: Duncan McGillivray, Chief Steward (1,582 kb) entire tune

Developed in close consultation with McGillivray Piping Partnerships, this classic tonal reproduction recaptures the timeless elegance, workmanship and full drone sound of Gold Medallist Jim McGillivray’s vintage originals. Beginning with the finest African blackwood, we hand-make this instrument using early 19th century care, techniques and uncompromising attention to detail. Combined with the new Medallist solo chanter, this is a modern vintage version of a timeless and time-honored bagpipe. From the moment you pick it up, the uncommon depth, warmth, rock-solid steadiness and ease of reeding will be crystal clear.

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These drones are a new design from CE Kron & Co. We are responding to the demand for a fuller,
more robust drone sound: rich, and with a low, engaging bass sound that encompasses the whole instrument.

Please check with your retailer for further details.


Set of #3a Heritage pipes

The three drones
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The tuning pins & top ferrules
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Two tenor drones
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The bass drone
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The pipe chanter showing sole detail
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Full view of the pipe chanter

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Set of #1 Heritage pipes
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The whole bass drone
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The bass bottom with its stock
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Two sets of Heritage pipes, one without stocks

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