These are our brand new Mouth blown BorderPipes which come with a border chanter instead of the small pipe chanter. They have very similar fingering to the highland bagpipe but can also play some extra notes through the use of alternate fingering. They have more chanter volume than small pipes which is great if you are playing in a session in a noisy environment with lots of other instruments. The pipes are in the key of A and are ideal for pub sessions (with fiddle, guitar or accordion).
'I really enjoy these pipes. They are much more 'quiet'...in bagpipe terms...but have a very similar, crisp clear sound than parlor pipes and other small varieties. I am still learning, so any other subtlety completely escapes me. My wife, who was not a fan of my decision to add bagpipes to my musical repertoire, is content with these.'