As Kilberry Bagpipes' owner, I give you my personal guarantee that every set of pipes or indeed any product that we supply, will give you 100% satisfaction. If you have any questions relating to goods purchased from us, please email me and I will make sure they are answered.
At Kilberry Bagpipes, we live and breath pipes. Everyone here has played pipes at competition level, and as part of our after sales service, we are more than happy to pass this experience onto you by email. This will be of great benefit to those customers who need advice, but who do not have access to an experienced bagpipe player or teacher.
Sometimes, a teacher will be very specific about what make of pipes they want their pupil to have or a Pipe Major will make that sort of decision. As well as making and supplying our own range of Bagpipes we are also agents for other major Scottish manufacturers:
All of these makes are amongst the highest quality bagpipes to be found world-wide so if you have been told to buy a specific brand of pipes, or equally, have your own views on what is the best make of pipes to suit your circumstances, please have a look at our bagpipe section and decide for yourself. Whatever set of pipes you order from us, be assured we will make sure they get to you in tip-top condition.
Should you have any questions please contact us. Details are here on our Contact page
We hope to be able to fulfil your order soon - thanks for looking !
Neil Manderson (owner)"Kilberry Bagpipes - Made by Players, For Players"
Kilberry bagpipes was started in 1990 by Neil Manderson and Dave Wardell. Both guys had played pipes since a young age and in fact used to compete together in the same school pipe band. Both Neil and Dave were tutored by Callum McPhee - a very respected teacher of bagpipe music, from the 'old school'.
As well as band playing, both lads competed regularly on the solo circuit, winning a variety of prizes. Dave went into actual bagpipe making when he was 16 and served his time with one of Scotland's leading bagpipe manufacturers. It then seemed very logical for the two boys to get together and start Kilberry Bagpipes when the opportunity arose. Dave is Kilberry's head bagpipe maker. Read More → ...
At Kilberry we supply our own competition-standard bagpipes at very competitive prices. Our production quality, our service and our experience is second to none. We do not 'mass produce' bagpipes - we still make them in the traditional manner - individually hand turned on lathes, and in this day and age of factory produced products, we are proud to continue in an age old fashion, ensuring that the Kilberry sound is one of the best in the world.
"I have known Neil Manderson and Dave Wardell for a number of years and have watched as they have built up the good reputation of Kilberry Bagpipes. Their pipes are stable, well balanced and with a great tone. The quality of workmanship is second to none. I know Neil also gives a fantastic back-up service to all of his customers, with great advice and tips on how to get the best sound from your pipes." - Ian Duncan, Highly respected judge and retired grade one Pipe Major
To see more examples of the bagpipers we've helped please take a look at our Testimonials page.