Self Tuition

Uilleann Piping - by Clarke

CODE: B-141

Uilleann Piping - The new approach with CD by H.J. Clarke. This is a comprehensive instruction for the Irish Uilleann Pipes. It has a Easy Learning program, teaches you how to read music, master the chanter, develop the ear and play in the Irish Traditional way. If you want to learn how to play the Uilleann pipe then this is the book for you.

Shepherd Bagpipe Tutor Book & CD

CODE: B-009


Learn to Play the Bagpipe Tutor - by R.T. Shepherd. This is a new concept in tuition for the practice chanter, devised by Pipe Major R.T. Shepherd. It contains precise photographs showing all finger positions; time counting exercises; detailed descriptions in playing marches, strathspeys and reels; theory and 12 carefully chosen tunes. This is for the beginner who has no access to a teacher. 

Rythmic Fingerwork

CODE: B-126

Rhythmic Fingerwork - This book is by Jim McGillivray. It is a great book of exercises for people who want to work on their technique. Pipers from experienced beginners through intermediate and advanced levels will find these 141 exercises, clear explanations and demonstration CD a boon to their musicianship.

Piobaireachd Fingerwork

CODE: B-199

Piobaireachd Fingerwork by Jim McGillivray - This tutor is intended to help pipers find their way through the captivating world of Piobaireachd. A leading... More

Logan's Tutor

CODE: B-007

Logan's Tutor for the Highland Bagpipe - A tutor for learning the Great Highland Bagpipe. This book contains information on getting started, as well as a great selection of tunes to play.

Guinness Tin Whistle & Instruction Book

CODE: EN 115


Guinness Tin Whistle Tutor Kit - This new whistle pack comes with an instructional book and the black whistle. This is a terrific package that is proving to be very popular with those wanting to learn the whistle. Each kit comes with a book and has over 20 well known favorites for you to learn.

Complete Guide to Bagpipe Reeds

CODE: B-139

Complete Guide to Highland Bagpipe Reeds - by Chris Apps. This book is a complete guide to working with reeds for the highland bagpipe. This book will teach you how to deal with ridge cut reeds, flat cut reeds, drone reeds, and practice chanter reeds. There is also information on setting up and maintaining your bagpipe for optimum results. A reed mandrel can also be purchased for working with reeds.

College of Piping Vol. 3

CODE: B-004

The college of piping Volume 3. This book is a continuation on books 1 and 2. The book comes with a CD. This book is a continuation on playing techniques from book 1. This book introduces the concepts of strathspeys, reel, hornpipes, and jigs. It is a good book to have at any level as it focuses on the fundamentals of tune structure.

College of Piping Vol. 2

CODE: B-003

The college of piping Volume 2. This book is a continuation on book one. The book comes with a DVD. This book features a lot of information on bagpipe maintenance and it is fairly comprehensive. Learn how to tune your bagpipe, handle reeds, tie in a bag and how strike in your pipes and much more. This is a book that beginner and advanced pipers will benefit from.

College of Piping Vol. 1

CODE: B-001


The college of piping Volume 1. This is by far one of the best selling bagpipe tuition books. It has been the starting point for a lot of today's great pipers. There are 3 books in this series to teach you how to play the bagpipe. You should start with book one, and move up from there. As an option, this book is available in French.

College of Piping Piobaireachd

CODE: B-005 C


The college of piping Volume Piobaireachd Edition is a comprehensive tutor on learning to Piobaireachd. It comes with a free cd that gives you audio example of how this music should sound. This tutor will teach you about the proper technique and give you a basic understanding of canntaireachd (mouth music)

Bagpipe Solution Book 7

CODE: B-300

Bagpipe Solutions Book 7 - By John Cairns.

This series of books by John Cairns are probably the most comprehensive books on learning to play the bagpipe on the market today. With these method books, you can learn how to play the bagpipes without ever going to a lesson with a teacher. They are great for people who do not have a teacher in their area. There are currently 7 each of which comes with a CD to help with the exercises and tunes.