Bagpipe ~ Sales & Service

Bagpipes and accessories for sale to New Zealand customers,
(Mitchell Kilt Hire, 237 Dixon Road, R.D.2., Hamilton 3282, New Zealand. Ph (07) 843 4121, E-mail)
Bagpipes 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, are provided by Bryan Mitchell. Bryan is an active piper with 20+ years experience as a Pipe-Major in local pipe bands. In all, 45+ 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 you get instruments you'll like to play. This drives a passion to help you get the best from bagpiping. As a bagpiper you get service and support from someone experienced, interested and concerned, not just a retail sales person providing a box of bits and pieces. If you want the best out of your Wallace bagpipes, Shepherd bagpipes, MacPherson bagpipes, Warmac bagpipes or Dunbar bagpipes, or accessories from any of these bagpipe makers, or indeed from your current set of bagpipes, just drop in by appointment.

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


Chanter Reeds

Drone Reeds




Bagpipe Hire

Bagpipe Accessories




Water Traps

Cases & Carry Bags

Dry Stocks

Drone Valves

Maintenance Accessories



Bag Treatments

Slim Hoseclips

Cord Ties

Blowpipe Mouthpieces

  Tuners and Metronomes


Practice Chanters


Tunes / Music Software

Practice Chanter reeds

Parts for Practice Chanters

Bagpiping Attire

Kilt Hire Services

Request a Price List - Available ONLY within NZ.

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Only appears if we have any available

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This page is actively updated. It is here to inform and indicate the range of items and services available.
Prices are NOT available online just now.
"How to" notes are not available yet. You can scroll down to find additional details

Sales are made by personal contact. Call in (by appointment), phone (07) 843 4121 or e-mail me and we start from there.
Payments by plastic are not possible, so this page does not shove you into a "shopping or sales cart" mode.
Purchases can be made using cash, personal cheque or direct bank deposit.

All prices for imported items (especially larger items like bagpipes), are very dependant on the $NZ exchange rate, freight and customs clearancing costs.
These are the main reasons we do not process overseas purchasing enquiries. It's silly to drag something right to this side of the world (to NZ) and then send it back to to the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore our whole focus is on our own New Zealand market. However, if you're not in NZ, you might be coming here for a visit, and you might find something interesting during a browse of these pages. Some items shown may need to be procured depending on the stock situation.

Keep on scrolling down.


Bagpipes Top

Available from Mitchell Kilt Hire in Hamilton. Sets of Wallace and D.MacPherson bagpipes are always in stock.

D. MacPherson  

Visit the manufacturers


R.T. Shepherd & Son  

Visit the manufacturers



Beginners - Check out the
Dunbar Poly range of Pipes

Visit the manufacturers



Student Bagpipes (as sticks)

Visit the manufacturers



    Visit the manufacturers



Bagpipe Bags Top

Ross synthetic Bags (Aust. Made)

Canister bags

Zipper bags

Sealed bags

The NEW Ross synthetic
suede bags are now available

Leather Bags (NZ Made)

Std. Bovine Hide

'Roo Hide


Bagpipes supplied by us either have
Bannatyne synthetic bags (if pre-assembled in Scotland)
or Ross synthetic bags (if setup here in NZ from imported sticks).

How to Make Your own.



Bagpipe Covers Top







How to Make Your own.


Bagpipe Cords Top




How to Make Your own.


Chanter Reeds Top

Wilson (NZ Made)

Johnston (Canadian)

Warnock/Williams (Nn.I)

Shepherd (Scots)


Drone Reeds Top

Shepherd (Scots)

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

Crozier (Aust.)

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


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


Local NZ Crafted

Blowpipe & Stock (Delrin/Poly with Water trap)

How to adjust & improve your existing blowpipe. 

Blowpipe Valves Top

Lil' Mac



Local NZ Crafted

Making your own.

Water Traps Top


Local NZ Crafted


How to make your own 

Cases & carry Bags Top

Free Plans for crafting your own traditional wooden pipe box

Local NZ Crafted rigid/soft cases

Soft Aircraft carry-on bags

Dry Stocks Top


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


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






Items for Learners

Practice Chanters Top

Shepherd ABW

Shepherd ABW Longspan

Shepherd Child size (Delrin/Poly)

Shepherd Std. (Delrin/Poly)

ABW Models

Dunbar (Delrin)

Range of models

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




Request a Price List - Available ONLY within NZ.

General Hire & Attire

Mitchell Kilt Hire are also Kilt Makers, Sporran Makers, and Belt Makers, as well as 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! 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.
Hire rates, terms and insurance requirements are pending.
Indicate your interest.

Kilt Hire Top

Mitchell Kilt Hire has a wide range of kilts/tartans available for hire for Weddings and other
occasions or events. Visit our
Kilt Hire & Wedding information pages.
We 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 (ask)
who are starting their solo piping career but still lack all or some of the necessary highland dress.
If you want a distinctive
sporran ask about our custom made sporrans (ask); Also belts, buckles
and inexpensive
ghillie brogue conversion options (ask).


MKH Showroom
Service for New Zealand customers.

Solo piping attire.

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

Bagpipes and accessories.
Beginners - equipment, Information
Books - Music, Tutor.
Practice Chanters.
Maintenance accessories.

Wallace bagpipes in stock.

D. MacPherson
bagpipes in stock.

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

Shepherd ABW chanters
Warnock / Warmac
Dunbar poly chanters.

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

For additional Products
available from us visit
Pipers Choice.
Any product listed can
be purchased from us.


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.

canister, zipper & sealed Bagpipe bags.

Always in stock.
Currently we have the old style
black bags and canisters (on special)
AND the new style Red bags

Come in person for your new bag. I set your bag up so the blowpipe is the correct length for you AND so that if you open your mouth, the blowpipe just sits 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 the preferred bag option.


Pipe tuning consistency

Long reed life


Ease of maintenance

Bagpipe Tutor book and tune collection.

Mitchell Kilt Hire, Mitchell's Bagpipe Centre
237 Dixon Road, R.D.2., Hamilton 3282, New Zealand.
Ph. (07) 8434121, Fax Send a pdf file by e-mail
Proprietor: B.E.Mitchell,

Find Us : Click Here for a Map.

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

Piping tuition for beginers.
Beginners kits.
BKL1: Tutor book & practise chanter,
BKL2H: Tutor book, practise chanter,
& a set of Wallace bagpipes.
BKL3P: Tutor book, practise chanter,
& a set of MacPherson bagpipes.

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