Brian Howard is without doubt, a Master maker of uilleann pipes and his reeds are excellent . Dennis Carr – Manchester

Dennis C –via email

Howard reeds have been developed over more than 30 years by Brian Howard. Durable and high-quality, Brian’s reeds are designed for use in Howard chanters, but can be used in other makes as well.

Using newly developed stainless steel staples for the double reeds in our pipes, the accuracy and repeatability of these staples gives a constantly good performance.

The staples are more expensive to produce and the research and toolmaking was considerable. However, for the moment there will be no price increase.

Howard Uilleann chanter reeds are handmade by Brian from his studio in Gibraltar.


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