New Note as of January 29, 2008
Read Before Buying (or, if you already own a BC Childress Set of
Maker of Bellows Blown Bagpipes.
In the Irish Uilleann Pipes since 1987.
18 York St.
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Welcome to the web page
of B.C. Childress Bellows Blown
I am sure, by now, that if you have come this far in exploring the
of learning more about the Uilleann Pipes, you must be bitten pretty
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
Pipes. You may be interested in purchasing a set. Or, you may just be
Either way, I get the privilege of telling you all about the instrument
I (we) have come to love.
07/18/2013 - Student
Model Practice Sets. Currently,
Click Here for Items for
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
About the Uilleann
Photo gallery of sets I have made
Rolled Nickel-Silver Ferrules
Price list (Effective May 31,
Terms of purchase
sound sample recordings
Lead time calendar (Last
Revised: June 24, 2013)
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
of your purchase from the Price list. Divide by 2 for Deposit amount.
can be used for balances, too.) Enter the deposit amount on the Paypal
that the button will direct you to. The form will direct you from
Be aware that the form will charge residents of the State of Maine a 5%
state sales tax. It will also automatically charge a shipping and
fee according to the amount purchased. I would advise contacting me, by
phone or email, before making on line payments.