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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:31 am 
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Hi Folks,

A young lad I've introduced to the pipes is in need of an upgrade to his set. He's travelling with his Dad through Maine down to Washington DC this summer and I suggested checking out a pipe maker or two along the way.

I know there are a few makers in the northeast US, but would appreciate recommendations.

Hope you're having a grand summer,

Mike


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:08 am 
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http://pipers.ie/resources/pipemakers/

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:07 am 
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The two makers that come to mind are Whitmer and Childress.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:29 pm 
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Depending on the travel plans there is an event in Connecticut in August... The Piper's Gathering with vendors attending.
http://www.pipersgathering.org/

I'm not a piper (whistler) so can not speak to the event itself, but, there are other members on the forum that could provide better insight.


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Bruce Childress will be at the Pipers Gathering.

There is also Benedict Koehler in Vermont, but the lad is apt to be middle aged before he comes up on Benedict's wait list.

Nick Whitmer is in upstate NY (Ithaca, I believe.)

There is also a list of makers at http://www.uilleannobsession.com/links_makers.html I have no idea how thorough or up to date it may be, but it might also give some hints.

Best wishes.

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