The swedish Säckpipa

The Swedish säckpipa that I make and plays originates precisely from the bagpipe of the deep forests of western Dalarna. It goes back to the Middle Ages and has been passed on through oral tradition. All the pipes are turned from Swedish birch. They are drilled with a straight hole with a diameter of 6 mm. The bag is sewn from vegetable tanned calf-leather and made airtight with a special kind of silicone which is spread on the inside before the bag is sewn together. This way, the bag doesn't have to be stopped up once a year. I made my first bagpipe 35 years ago and it is still airtight. 

The bagpipe is blown in a specially constructed mouthpiece, which also comprises a maintenance-free valve. The chanter works in four keys and is very easy to tune in with the drone. Nowadays I makes chanters in two sizes. The basic keys are A and G.

I am currently building a size of the Swedish Västerdalspipan. It costs 6,500 SEK. It is mostly stocked, which means I can send it immediately. The package you receive contains a complete säckpipa and a set of synthetic reeds, a booklet with fingering and instructions for beginners. The sack is tested and fully playable when you unpack it.

2016 på Söderköpings Gästabud dressed in säckpipa and a new hat from Kanaljen.
2016 på Söderköpings Gästabud dressed in säckpipa and a new hat from Kanaljen.
6  säckpipes ready for delivery.
6 säckpipes ready for delivery.
Gotland 2004. Interplay with Papa Didge
Gotland 2004. Interplay with Papa Didge
16 bags and one complete säckpipa. 2017
16 bags and one complete säckpipa. 2017