News

March 2017

We are very pleased to add 55 more tunes to our extensive Tune Library. The entire Piobaireachd Society Collection (Books 1-15) is available plus the majority of Book 16. We have added some terrific compositions by modern composers such as Bruce Gandy, Iain MacCrimmon, Bob Worrall, Robert Mathieson and others. It also includes a number of the winning compositions from the Tune Writing competitions that Jack has organized at his various piping schools. With each tune you purchase you receive a recording of Jack Lee playing it on the full Highland bagpipe plus the written music in Bagpipe Music Writer and PDF formats.

December 2016

Lee and Sons Bagpipes is pleased to celebrate its 6th anniversary with a special sales price on all pipe bags. All pipe bags purchased from our online store are reduced by 20% during the month of December, 2016. This includes the prices of all the pipebags, zippers and grommets.

October 2016 – More Tunes

october-2016We have just added 377 tunes to our Tune Library. There are now 264 piobaireachds and over 3,400 tunes on the site. The tunes were composed by a wide range of very talented pipers. With each tune you purchase you receive a recording of Jack Lee playing it on the full Highland bagpipe. You also receive the written music in both PDF and Bagpipe Music Writer format.

August 2016

Andrew Lee - Cowal 2016
Photo of Andrew Lee winning the A Grade Piobaireachd at the Cowal Highland Games. Andrew made and played the bagpipe, bag and reed. He is believed to be the first piper to do this since John Ban MacKenzie, 1850. Andrew played the same setup while winning the MacCrimmon cairn for professional piobaireachd at the BC Pipers Association’s annual gathering in March, 2016.

December 2015

Lee and Sons Bagpipes is pleased to celebrate its 5th anniversary with a special sales price on all pipe bags. All pipe bags purchased from our online store are reduced by 20% during the month of December, 2015. This includes the prices of all the pipebags, zippers, grommets and tie-ins.
5th-Anniversary-2015

May 2015

May-2015We are very pleased to add 61 more piobaireachds to our Tune Library. The entire Piobaireachd Society Collection is now available on our site. For Jack, studying piobaireachd has been a lifetime passion and wonderful hobby. He really enjoys studying them, singing them, playing them on the practice chanter, hearing other pipers play them, teaching them, researching the history of them, etc. But there is nothing quite like taking the time to get the bagpipe tuned well and actually playing piobaireachds on the full instrument. It has been a journey over many years and a true pleasure for him. We hope you enjoy the music.

December 2014

Lee and Sons Bagpipes is pleased to celebrate its 4th anniversary with a special sales price on all pipe bags. All pipe bags purchased from our website are reduced by 20% during the month of December, 2014. This includes the prices of all the pipebags, zippers and grommets. For any pipers who have wanted to play a natural hide this is an affordable opportunity for you.

November 2014

Jack with Ed McIlwaine and Bratach Gorm - 2014November, 2014 was a good month for Lee and Sons Bagpipes. Both Jack and Ed McIlwaine won significant prizes at the London contest playing pipe bags from Lee & Sons. Ed won the “B” piobaireachd event playing The Blue Ribbon. Jack won his 3rd Bratach Gorm playing the Lament for the Laird of Anapool. Ed plays a zippered sheepskin pipe bag and Jack plays the Sheepskin Premium.

October 2014 – More tunes!

Oct-2014We have just added 502 tunes to our Tune Library – this was one of our largest updates so far. There are now a total of 195 Piobaireachds and over 2,900 tunes on our site. As Christmas is approaching we also added many Christmas Carols, Hymns and Songs to the library. With each tune you purchase you receive a recording of Jack Lee playing it on the full Highland bagpipe. You also receive the written music and earn credits towards the purchase of reeds. We hope you enjoy the music.

October 2014

Sheepskin Premium Bag
We are delighted to announce the release our new pipe bag – Sheepskin Premium. This is a pipe bag that allows a piper to enjoy the benefits of sheepskin with a lot less maintenance. Sheepskin pipe bags are capable of producing an amazing, rich sound for the piper. Often it can require quite a bit of maintenance and seasoning to get the big sound. We have developed a pipe bag that enables the piper to get that special sheepskin sound without most of the maintenance. Our Sheepskin Premium begins with a sheepskin bag. We then cover the sheepskin with an airtight, breathable ultra-suede fabric. This fabric makes the pipe bag very airtight. Pipers season their sheepskin bags for two main reasons. (1) By far, the biggest reason for seasoning the bag is to make it as airtight as possible. This reason goes away with our Sheepskin Premium – it is very airtight already. (2) Pipers season their sheepskin pipe bags to get the rich, harmonic sound. Pipers can do that with our Sheepskin Premium bag as much or little as they like. We suggest pipers start out not seasoning the Sheepskin Premium at all and add seasoning as they see fit. Jack played the bag through the entire 2014 season and never seasoned it once. Hope you enjoy playing the Sheepskin Premium from Lee and Sons Bagpipes.