Peter Henderson Bagpipes - #1 Heritage
In 2018 we are celebrating 150 years of Peter Henderson Bagpipe Making. To mark this historic occasion we have created this unique set of Heritage Bagpipes paying tribute to the Henderson tradition. An instrument of the highest quality to play and pass onto the next generation.
In 1950 Robert Hardie, John Weatherston and Joe Henderson formed the pipe making business R.G. Hardie & Co in Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland. Robert Gavin Hardie, from Lennoxtown near Glasgow, took lessons from Robert Reid and from him learned the art of highland bagpipe making. As well as being the principal wood turner at the Piobmohr factory, Hardie won the Gold Medal at the Argyllshire Gathering in 1947 and the Open Piobaireachd in 1952. As Pipe Major of Muirhead & Sons Pipe band, he won five World Pipe Band Championships from 1965 to 1969.
Peter Henderson was born on 14 November 1851 at Inverkeithing, Fife and his company, Peter Henderson Limited, founded in 1868. Henderson was a decorated soloist and also published music, some of which was his own such as the Henderson’s Collection 1888. In 1972, R.G. Hardie & Co. Ltd and Peter Henderson Ltd merged.
Today R.G. Hardie & Co. is based in Maryhill in the heart of Glasgow and lead by Alastair Dunn, double Gold Medallist and Pipe Sergeant of eight time World Champions, the Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band. He has worked with Duncan Campbell, a craftsman with R.G. Hardie & Co since 1962, to develop the current range of bagpipes and chanters offered today.
Peter Henderson® bagpipes are hand crafted from the finest African Blackwood and are among the most sought after bagpipes in the world. Their unique sound and tonal qualities ensure pipers of all abilities aspire to own a set of Peter Henderson® bagpipes.
Each set comes with it’s own unique number engraved on the Bass Stock. This fully combed and beaded African black wood #1 model includes exotic satinwood projecting mounts and bushes, laser etched engraved nickel ferrules, slides, ring caps and mouthpiece. This set also includes hemp retainers on tuning slides.
Includes a 5-year warranty from date of purchase.
All of these add-ons are listed at reduced prices to get you started on the right foot. Anything you add-on will be assembled and tested by one of our expert pipers.