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Brian regards himself fortunate to play instruments manufacturedBenedict Koehler, Geoff Wooff & David  Quinn (Montpelier, Vermont USA. Oct 2002) by some of the top Uilleann pipe makers in the world.

He regularly plays both a 'flat' set and a 'concert pitch set, and can be heard perform on both sets on his recordings including Leitrim's Hidden Treasure and A Piper's Dream.


C set made by Geoff Wooff, Nov 1997The flat set (right) played by Brian was manufactured in late 1997 by Geoff Wooff, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. It is pitched in C (flat pitch) and manufactured primarily from Ebony and Nickel Silver.


D-Set mde by Peter Maguire, 1980.

Brian first played a concert pitch (Key of D) set (left) made by his first teacher and instrument maker Peter Maguire.

 

 

Concert Pitch Set [Koehler & Quinn 2001]He can now be heard playing a full set (right -made in 2001) pitched in D and manufactured by Benedict Koehler and David Quinn, Vermont, USA.

This set (right) is made primarily from ebony, ziricote and brass. Both of the sets are very highly regarded for their tonal quality, intonation, playability and workmanship.

 

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