Bagpipe ~ Services


Mitchell's
USED to have Bagpipes and accessories for sale to New Zealand customers,
(Mitchell's, E-mail)
Bagpipes were available from well known reputable manufacturers:
D. MacPherson, R.T. Shepherd, Wallace, Warmac, Dunbar.

The services of Mitchell's Bagpipe Centre, part of Mitchell Kilt Hire operations, were provided by Bryan Mitchell. Bryan is still an active piper with 25+ years experience as a Pipe-Major in local pipe bands. In all, 55+ years piping experience with pipe bands, solo piping and commercial bagpiping. Practical experience and innovation (make it if possible, or convenient, time permitting) combined with a desire to see folk get instruments they'd like to play. This drove a passion to help folk get the best from bagpiping. As bagpipers folk received service and support from someone experienced, interested and concerned, not just a retail sales person providing a box of bits and pieces. If anyone wanted the best out of their bagpipes, Wallace, Shepherd, MacPherson, Warnock or Dunbar bagpipes, or accessories from any of these bagpipe makers, or indeed from their current set of bagpipes, folk could drop in by appointment.

Select the category for your inquiry by row, and then click on the cell, or simply scroll down the page.
Bagpipes

Bagpipes

Chanter Reeds

Drone Reeds

Bags

Covers

Cords

Bagpipe Hire

Bagpipe Accessories

Chanters

Blowpipes

BlowpipeValves

Water Traps

Cases & Carry Bags

Dry Stocks

Drone Valves

Maintenance Accessories

Brushes

Hemp

Bag Treatments

Slim Hoseclips

Cord Ties

Blowpipe Mouthpieces

  Tuners and Metronomes

Learners

Practice Chanters

Books

Tunes / Music Software

Practice Chanter reeds

Parts for Practice Chanters


Bagpiping Attire


Kilt Hire Services

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Mitchell Kilt Hire
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This page is here to inform only these days..

"How to" Many informational notes are not available yet. You can scroll down to find additional details

Advice is made by personal contact. Call in (by appointment) e-mail e-mail me and we start from there.
Information is FREE, so this page does not shove you into a "shopping or sales cart" mode.

Keep on scrolling down.

Bagpipes

Bagpipes Top

Once available from Mitchell Kilt Hire in Hamilton. Sets of Wallace and D.MacPherson bagpipes are not stocked these days.

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D. MacPherson  


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

R.T. Shepherd & Son  


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

Dunbar

Beginners - Check out the
Dunbar Poly range of Pipes


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

Wallace

Student Bagpipes (as sticks)


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

Warnock/Warmac
/Williams

    Visit the manufacturers

web-site

 

Bagpipe Bags Top

Ross synthetic Bags (Aust. Made)


Canister bags


Zipper bags


Sealed bags

The NEW Ross synthetic
suede bags are now available
ex-stock.


Leather Bags (NZ Made)


Std. Bovine Hide


'Roo Hide

.


Bagpipes supplied by us either have
Ross synthetic bags
or Gannaway bags (if setup here in NZ from imported sticks).


How to Make Your own.

     

 

Bagpipe Covers Top


Plain


Tartan


Corduroy


Velveteen


Special

   


How to Make Your own.

 

Bagpipe Cords Top


Plain


Tartan


Silken


How to Make Your own.

 

Chanter Reeds Top


Frazer Warnock (Nn.I)


Shepherd (Scots)

 

Drone Reeds Top


Shepherd (Scots)

R12 ...........................SM90


Crozier (Aust.)

Cane.................. Carbon............ Omega


Cane

How to Make Your own.

 

Bagpipe Accessories

Chanters Top


Shepherd (Poly & ABW)


Warnock/Williams (Poly & ABW)


Wallace (Poly & ABW)


MacPherson (ABW)


Dunbar (Poly ~ Elite & ABW)

Blowpipes Top


Airstream


Local NZ Crafted

 
Blowpipe & Stock (Delrin/Poly with Water trap)


How to adjust & improve your existing blowpipe. 

Blowpipe Valves Top


Lil' Mac


Moose


Merrick


Local NZ Crafted


Making your own.

Water Traps Top


Airstream


Local NZ Crafted


Moose


How to make your own 

Cases & carry Bags Top


Free Plans for crafting your own traditional wooden pipe box


Local NZ Crafted


Bagpiper.com rigid/soft cases


Soft Aircraft carry-on bags

Dry Stocks Top


Imported


Local NZ Crafted

 

 
How to make your own 

Drone valves Top


Hyland In-line valves


Shepherd Tone Enhancers


Ash Plugs


Local NZ Crafted 

Tuners & Metronomes Top


Korg CA-30 Chromatic


We have several Korg models in stock

   

 

Maintenance Accessories

Brushes & Pull Throughs & Bore Oil Top


Ross Brush set


Local NZ Crafted

 


Tips on how to make your own cleaning kit


Pull thoughs


Bore Oil ~ Almond Oil

   

Hemp & Wax Top


Yellow Unwaxed


Yellow Waxed


Black Waxed


Beeswax cakes


Tips on how to use

Bag & Zipper Treatments Top


Gannaway's


Zipper lube n seal

 

 
Tips on how to make your own

Slim Hose clips Top


The narrow 5mm wide s/s circlips for fastening stocks into synthetic bag stocks

     

Cord Ties Top


Nylon strip fasteners - opaque, red or black (depending on availability of colours)

     

Blowpipe Mouthpieces Top


Airstream


Wallace


Warmac 

 

 

Items for Learners

Practice Chanters Top


Shepherd ABW


Shepherd ABW Longspan


Shepherd Child size (Delrin/Poly)


Shepherd Std. (Delrin/Poly)


ABW Models


Dunbar (Delrin)


Warmac 
Range of models


Wallace 
Range of models


See also P/chanters


See also P/chanters


See also P/chanters


See also P/chanters

Books Top


4-IN-1 Tutor and Tune Book (NZ)
Now available only in pdf format on CD.


 P/Mjr Bill Robertson's Books (NZ)

   

Tunes / Bagpipe Music Software Top


Wanting what tune?

 
Electric Pipes (Support this NZ authored software product)

   

Practice Chanter Reeds Top


Warnock/Williams ~ Red Blades


Economy ~ White/opaque Blade

 
Opaque blade/plastic shrink body on metal staple

 

Parts for Practice Chanters Top


Mouth Piece


Top section


Chanter


Sole 

 

General Hire & Attire

Mitchell Kilt Hire were also Kilt Makers, Sporran Makers, and Belt Makers, as well as once having Kilt Hire and Bagpipe & Accessories sales. We do servicing and repair work to kilts, sporrans, belts & straps, and highland dress accessories. We produce our own kilt pins, buckles for waist belts and kilt straps, buttons for jackets and various thistle badges and other findings for attaching to sporrans to enhance their appearance.

Bagpipe Hire

Bagpipe Hire Top

Available now! (No, NO LONGER)
Dunbar P1 Henderson pattern bagpipes for short term and long term hire. Ready to play. Cords, plain velveteen cover, leather bag, drone reeds, chanter reed. Provided in a sturdy pipe case.
OK we tried this. Folk thought them too plain, true they were but it was a precaution. Bagpipes go missing, folk might not take care of them and so on. Bagpipes are costly and insurance under such circumstances quite prohibitive. In the end we canned the idea, even though they had good sound.
It was better to provide a piper with the necessary skills. Even for folk wanting to learn to play, they didn't initially realise you first had to start on a practice chanter and if they were going to persevere, then the time it takes to learn properly is adequate time for them to save up for a set of their own. At the stage a learner is ready to move onto a set of bagpipes they would have saved sufficient to buy their first set.

Kilt Hire Top

Mitchell Kilt Hire has a wide range of kilts, So we did, but we're in retirement now. /tartans available for hire for Weddings and other occasions or events. Visit our Kilt Hire & Wedding information pages. We did have Scottish, Irish and Welsh attire available for hire.

Bagpiping Attire Top

Mitchell Kilt Hire is able to provide short, medium and in some cases long term gear hire for pipers. NO MORE, but there might be some old gear of use still around for purchase. (ask) who are starting their solo piping career but still lack all or some of the necessary highland dress. Once distinctive sporrans were made on request. (ask) there just might be some still around; Also belts, buckles and inexpensive ghillie brogue conversion options (ask).

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The above was the first MKH Showroom Now long gone.

Solo piping attire.

MKH once made kilts, belts, sporrans, and could supply all other accessories, including Ghillie Brogue modification to normal brogued shoes. Spare laces, tassels.
Repairs and reconditioning of belts, sporrans, kilts.


We once had
Bagpipes and accessories.
Beginners - equipment, Information
Books - Music, Tutor.
Practice Chanters.
Maintenance accessories.
Reeds.

MKH once even stocked
Wallace, Dunbar,

and custom made
D. MacPherson bagpipes.


Cane pipe chanter Reeds.
Synthetic Drone reeds.
Plastic practice chanter reeds.

Shepherd ABW chanters
Warnock / Warmac
Wallace
Dunbar poly chanters.

Other bagpipe brands were available also.
e.g. Piobmhor (SCOT.)
See top of page bagpipes for main brands.

We were able to offer additional Products
e.g. Pipers Choice. but not now. Time has passed on.

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Beginners & intermediate pipers.
Having trouble setting your pipes and reeds up?

Visit (by appointment) our rural but city location and have your pipes set up for you.
This can include re-tying of your bag to fit you.

Trouble with noise and neighbours?
Practise in our barn or outside in our rural setting.
Yes, this might still be an option as part of my free advice.


ROSS
canister, zipper & sealed Bagpipe bags.

NOT now in stock.
The new style Red bags

An important aspect of bags is the blowpipe length for you AND angle, so that if you open your mouth, the blowpipe should just sit where it should and doesn't flick out of reach. There is No need for a "broken leg" blowpipe with a ROSS BAG and no need for a mouthpiece that is too long or too short. Have your pipes properly set up for you and play with comfort.
The ROSS Canister Bag is a great bag option.

Benefits.

Pipe tuning consistency

Long reed life

Hygienic

Ease of maintenance

Bagpipe Tutor book and tune collection.


Mitchell's free Kilt and, Bagpipe advisory services
Ph. (07) 870 5242, or e-mail
kilts@xtra.co.nz
Bryan Mitchell, Retired.

Find Us : Click Here for a Map.

Once were Kilt Makers, Sporran Makers, Belt Makers, Bagpipe & Accessories sales, servicing and repairs. Repairs to kilts, sporrans and accessories.


Advice on
Piping tuition for beginers.
Beginners kits.
BKL1: Tutor book & practise chanter,
p.o.a.

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