Bagpipe Society

Promoting the bagpipe revival since 1986


The Society publishes its journal Chanter quarterly. Articles are written by members and cover the history of bagpipes and their music, tips for makers, playing techniques, as well as album, instrument and gig reviews. Chanter is also available to current members as a downloadable pdf file. Non UK -based members have the option of receiving both paper and digital, or digital only at a lower price. See the Membership page

Members use Chanter to advertise instruments for sale, gigs and sessions, and also to publish new and recently discovered tunes.

Browse the online Chanter article archive to read some articles that have appeared in the magazine.

Chanter Winter 2015

Why not join the Society and get the full story?


We have been in existence for 29 years, so it’s about time we opened the vaults. We have digitised all our publications and they are now viewable via our Library page! There is open access to all publications, except for the most recent two years, which are restricted to members only. In addition, members can download everything as pdf files. Yet another reason why you should be a member!



Website editor Andy Letcher.
Website management Joe Wass.
Illustrations by Rima Staines.