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 one size of the bag in the Swedish Västerdalspipan. The whole instrument costs 9.000 SEK. (incl. reeds in carbonfiber)  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.

Reeds in carbon fiber is now disponible to order at Borsljudet.com. Price for two reeds - chanter and drone is 800 SEK We guarantees at least one years use. The most likely is 5 years.

Herman Nockmar testing the new carbonfiber reeds in his swedish sackpipa made by Bors Anders.
Herman Nockmar testing the new carbonfiber reeds in his swedish sackpipa made by Bors Anders.
6  säckpipes ready for delivery.
6 säckpipes ready for delivery.
New Carbon reeds solving most of the problems with messy bagpipes. Works in Borspipe, Leif Erikssonpipe, Jan Nordkvistpipe, Stefan Ekedalpipe and according to statement Alban Faustpipe.  Price: 800 SEK
New Carbon reeds solving most of the problems with messy bagpipes. Works in Borspipe, Leif Erikssonpipe, Jan Nordkvistpipe, Stefan Ekedalpipe and according to statement Alban Faustpipe. Price: 800 SEK
Bors Anders testing the new carbonfiber reeds made together with Herman Nockmar.
Bors Anders testing the new carbonfiber reeds made together with Herman Nockmar.
The archetype of my bapipes. Bag in calfskin and piping in swedish birch. In bag chanter in a. On the bag chanter in g and f and a drone extender.
The archetype of my bapipes. Bag in calfskin and piping in swedish birch. In bag chanter in a. On the bag chanter in g and f and a drone extender.