THE MAKER seth
by Dennis King
In my workshop, on the banks of the Hudson River, just north of
New York City, I make Uilleann bagpipes, selling to
customers around the world.
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incredible photography and tour by Paul Reid www.hot-house.net
Before taking up the Uilleann pipes I played Highland pipes, first
with the Boston Fire Department Pipe Band and then with the Worcester
Kiltie Band. After learning of the existence of Planxty and the
Bothy Band, however, I realized I'd found the instrument for me:
the Uilleann Pipes.
While living in Boston I worked at the Von Huene Workshop in Brookline,
making baroque and renaissance recorders and flutes. Under the guidance
of master instrument maker Friedrich Von Huene I learned all aspects
of instrument making, from toolmaking to hand-turning to wood-finishing.
After almost four years there, I moved to New York to start my own business making
Uilleann Pipes and now Wooden Flutes as well.
photo by Paul
Seth Gallagher Workshop
10 Garden Street
Cold Spring, NY 10516