COVID-19 Update: Hello everyone, clients and all interested parties. This is information about how the COVID-19 Pandemic is affecting BC Childress Bagpipes. I am fortunate in that I can keep working as my shop is a solo operation that is run from my home. In that many of my other activities have been postponed or cancelled, I have found myself with a significant amount of extra time to work on orders that are already on the books with deposits.

To those of you who are waiting for orders to be fulfilled: Due to the past 2 years of unprecedented sales, the order fulfillment deadlines slipped about 4-6 months. I, of course, couldn't refuse any orders. If you have an order on my books, please be patient as new and non-leadtime orders have slowed down. I look to be caught up by the end of the year. The further out your leadtime, the less this situation will affect it, if at all.

Everyone stay safe and take care of yourselves as best you can. Please, take this stuff seriously. And, I hope to see you at Tionols and Sessiuns soon! -BC

BC Childress Uilleann Pipes

Maker of Bellows Blown Bagpipes. Specializing In the Irish Uilleann Pipes since 1987.

18 York St.

Kennebunk, ME 04043

Cell: (207)651-0096


Full Set of Uilleann Pipes: African Blackwood, Plated brass, Maximum Mounts and Ferrules, European Boxwood Mounts, Plated Nickel-Silver keys, Chanter Stop Key

Welcome to the web page of B.C. Childress Bellows Blown Bagpipes. I am sure, by now, that if you have come this far in exploring the notion of learning more about the Uilleann Pipes, you must be bitten pretty hard by.......... "The Bug!" . It is a magnificent instrument, and I don't just say that 'cause I love them.

They are also everywhere! Just flip the remote control on you television for a while. Go to the movies. Listen to NPR. Can't get away from them, can you? (providing you would want to.)

I hope this site will impart useful information about the Uilleann Pipes. You may be interested in purchasing a set. Or, you may just be curious. Either way, I get the privilege of telling you all about the instrument I (we) have come to love.

Student Model Practice Sets

Click Here for other Items for Immediate Sale and Delivery,
For Sale 11/29/2021: 1 Used Student Model Practice Set, $1070 USD

New Note as of January 29, 2008 Please Read Before Buying (or, if you already own a BC Childress Set of pipes):

For those who have AIM or Skype, and a PC-Camera, I would be happy to teleconference on any maintenance issues with you. My AIM username is: BCCPipes My Skype username is: BCPipes  It is usually best to call me on my cell phone to set up the conference.

About the Uilleann Pipes

Photo gallery of sets I have made

 Hand Rolled Nickel-Silver Ferrules

 Price List (Effective August 1st, 2021)

Please read the "Terms of Purchase" thouroughly before making a deposit.

Terms of purchase

"Unprocessed" sound sample recordings


Lead time calendar (Last Revised: September 30, 2021)

Online Payment.

I am now set up to take online payments. The payment button will direct you to a form on the Paypal Website. Calculate the total price of your purchase from the Price list. Divide by 2 for Deposit amount. (It can be used for balances, too.) Enter the deposit amount on the Paypal form, that the button will direct you to. The form will direct you from there.  I would advise contacting me, by phone or email, before making on line payments.


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