Northumbrian Pipes are not manufactured on an industrial basis as with many other instruments. They are made by a small number of gifted individuals in small workshops. Individual makers have their own particular styles, though many are influenced by historical makers and models.
Resources for Pipemakers
COMING SOON – The NPS Pipemaking Book.
Mike Nelson’s Instruction Manual & Plans
The NPS currently has a selection of materials for making pipes, including full sets of mostly pre-drilled African Blackwood. Please contact the secretary for further details.
Visit the shop to see what materials are currently available.
Makers and Groups
See our Pipemakers page for a list of current makers.
If you are thinking about making a set yourself why not visit the monthly Pipemakers’ Co-Op on the second Saturday of each month at St. Mary’s Heritage Centre in Gateshead.