Articles by: Lindsay, Donald

Lindsay System Chanter Part Two - Dreaming Pipes Nov 2017 in Chanter 2017 Winter

I hope the article I wrote for the last edition of Chanter was of some interest. In this second instalment, I describe how the project developed beyond the initial prototypes printed at MakLab, up to the production of the “Version 2” prototype. The first prototype of the “Version 2” chanter is still my main instrument - this is the colourful red & yellow chanter that some readers may have noticed at LBPS events, or in videos on the internet.

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Lindsay System Chanter Part One - The Preamble Sep 2017 in Chanter 2017 Autumn

I received an invitation to write about my chanter for Chanter some months ago and have been slow to take it up due to the status of my project. I’m waiting for a breakthrough in plastic reed design, and am involved with two separate reed makers to this end. The following article provides an interim insight into the work that’s been done so far. Description of the Lindsay System Chanter Here is a description as an introduction for those who haven’t already heard about my chanter, or read about it/watched videos online: it is a chanter for Scottish Smallpipes and it is nominally pitched in “A”, and provides a range of two octaves beginning on “D”.

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