Reed Making Resources

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Reed Making Resources

Post by djm » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:09 am

I thought it might be helpful for those starting out to know what reedmaking intructions are available. Hopefully, others may add to this list to make it more inclusive. Here goes:

Books on Reeds - UPs

"The Piper's Despair", D.M. Quinn - available from NPU
"The Uilleann Pipe Reedmaker's Guidance Manual", Dave Hegarty - available from NPU, also available as a free download from NPU
"My Method", Tim Britton - available from Tim Britton, Seattle Pipers Club
"A Manual for the Irish Uilleann Pipes", Patrick Sky - available form Pat Sky

Books on Reeds - Other

"Reed Design for Early Woodwinds", David Hogan Smith - available from Amazon

On-line Books/Instruction

"The Uilleann Pipe Reedmaker's Guidance Manual", Dave Hegarty -
http://www.pipers.ie/en/default.lasso - Resources => Reedmaker's Guide (members only)

"The Chanter Reed", Patrick Sky -
http://www.patricksky.com/Files/reedadjust.doc
http://www.patricksky.com/Files/reedadjust.pdf

"Reedmaking For Uilleann Pipers", Laurie & Eddie Climo -
http://www.swaup.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/reedprint.pdf

"Reedmaking Notes from Benedict Koehler's Class in Elkins 1996" -
http://naomisfancy.virtualave.net/reedmake.html

"Problems With Penny-Chanter Reeds", David Daye -
http://daye1.com/reed_diag.html

"Gary's Reedmaking Calculator" -
http://www.feisnatara.org/test/reedform.htm

"Uilleann Pipes Reed Making", Evertjan 't Hart -
http://www.hartdd.com/reedmaking/

Videos/DVDs

"A Comprehensive Guide to Reed Making for the Uilleann Pipes", Allan Moller - VHS (PAL & NTSC) - available from NPU

"The Heart of the Instrument", Various - DVD (PAL & NTSC) - available from NPU


Professional Reedmakers On-line

Alan Burton - http://www.reedshaman.co.uk/index.htm
Tom Kennedy - http://www.devstd.com/kennedy/index.asp
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Post by dropkick » Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:52 am

Great resource stuff David! Thank you man. I wasn't aware of the Laurie and Eddie Climo booklet, and was very happy to peruse it! It shall go into my 'library'.
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Post by the plod » Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:13 am

Here's a link to a page of reedmaking links that I put up a few years ago, some of the links are now dead but many still work, I need to update it... one day........

http://www.animavitae.com/uilleann/reedmaking.htm

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Post by mtngael » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:50 am

FYI- The link for Tom Kennedy is defunct. he's had some big life changes but is still making reeds a little bit. No idea on contact info as of now, but I shall post when I get in touch with him.
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Anybody got any updates?

Post by Crow » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:36 pm

Hey,

Anybody "in the know" got any updates to the links that are dead?

Always looking for information!


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Post by snoogie » Mon Feb 11, 2008 5:53 am

For my reedmaking calculator, go to http://www.southeastpipersclub.org and click on the menu item called Reedmaking Calculator

The link will change from time to time as I upgrade software, so following the menu is the best bet.

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reeds tom kennedy

Post by tok 2 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:25 pm

Its ALIVE :evil:

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Post by dropkick » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:53 pm

Here is the link to Davy Stephenson's website. This is a tremendous resource for not only those interested in making reeds, but getting into pipe making as well.

http://www.bagpipeworks.co.uk/
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Post by Johnniez » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:00 pm

mtngael wrote:FYI- The link for Tom Kennedy is defunct. he's had some big life changes but is still making reeds a little bit. No idea on contact info as of now, but I shall post when I get in touch with him.
I found this in my travels. Hope it helps. If not delete it

http://168.144.64.31/design/kennedy/bio.asp

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Re: Reed Making Resources

Post by tok3 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:30 pm

Hello all . I am currently available part time as a reedmaker . I am charging about $ 45 .00 per reed . I am not currently running a website . If you are interested in having a reed made I can be reached at my email ; uilleann11@hotmail.com . I may be a day or so in responding ,as I now use the library for internet access at this time .
I am able to do custom work If the chanter is shipped to me . and the turn around time is about two weeks at this time .
If I were to send out a reed based on the discription only , I would not be able to say for sure if it would work , though they usually have in the past , and worked very well . I am making the reeds a bit stronger nowadays , and that usually will insure the reed is working when it has been shipped . charges do not include shipping costs or insurance for chanters . P.s. I am currently on disabiliity , and healing well from a shoulder injury . I live in southern maine . 1 mile ( exactly ) ,, lol from the beach at high tide . :mrgreen:
tom kennedy (tok3 ) . :D

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Re: Reed Making Resources

Post by maki » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:27 pm

Is this the thread for reed making tools, cane, twine, staples, etc.?
If so, how 'bout some hardware links?
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