Bagpipe ~ Sales & Service


MITCHELL'S BAGPIPE CENTRE
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.
Bagpipes

Bagpipes

Chanter Reeds

Drone Reeds

Bags

Covers

Cords

Bagpipe Hire

Bagpipe Accessories

Chanters

Blowpipes

BlowpipeValves

Water Traps

Cases & Carry Bags

Dry Stocks

Drone Valves

Maintenance Accessories

Brushes

Hemp

Bag Treatments

Slim Hoseclips

Cord Ties

Blowpipe Mouthpieces

  Tuners and Metronomes

Learners

Practice Chanters

Books

Tunes / Music Software

Practice Chanter reeds

Parts for Practice Chanters


Bagpiping Attire


Kilt Hire Services

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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

Bagpipes Top

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

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D. MacPherson  


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

R.T. Shepherd & Son  


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

Dunbar

Beginners - Check out the
Dunbar Poly range of Pipes


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

Wallace

Student Bagpipes (as sticks)


Visit the manufacturers

web-site

Warnock/Warmac
/Williams

    Visit the manufacturers

web-site

 

Bagpipe Bags Top

Ross synthetic Bags (Aust. Made)


Canister bags


Zipper bags


Sealed bags

The NEW Ross synthetic
suede bags are now available
ex-stock.


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


Plain


Tartan


Corduroy


Velveteen


Special

   


How to Make Your own.

 

Bagpipe Cords Top


Plain


Tartan


Silken


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


Cane

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


Airstream


Local NZ Crafted

 
Blowpipe & Stock (Delrin/Poly with Water trap)


How to adjust & improve your existing blowpipe. 

Blowpipe Valves Top


Lil' Mac


Moose


Merrick


Local NZ Crafted


Making your own.

Water Traps Top


Airstream


Local NZ Crafted


Moose


How to make your own 

Cases & carry Bags Top


Free Plans for crafting your own traditional wooden pipe box


Local NZ Crafted


Bagpiper.com rigid/soft cases


Soft Aircraft carry-on bags

Dry Stocks Top


Imported


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


Gannaway's


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


Airstream


Wallace


Warmac 

 

 

Items for Learners

Practice Chanters Top


Shepherd ABW


Shepherd ABW Longspan


Shepherd Child size (Delrin/Poly)


Shepherd Std. (Delrin/Poly)


ABW Models


Dunbar (Delrin)


Warmac 
Range of models


Wallace 
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


Chanter


Sole 

 

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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).

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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.
Reeds.

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
Wallace
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.

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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.


ROSS
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.

Benefits.

Pipe tuning consistency

Long reed life

Hygienic

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
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.
p.o.a.

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