Anistratov Uilleann Pipes

 Anistratov Uileann Pipes are the instruments that Alexander makes, probably with the greatest enthusiasm and inspiration, since he became himself  a professional uilleannpiper.

Anistratov Uileann Pipes are available in concert D and "flat" C or B pitches. Uilleann pipes can be ordered as a Practice set, Half set, 3/4 set and Full set. Alexander has developed two different designs, which he terms Filímeala and Smolach Ceoil. 

  Filímeala design is based on the lineament of pipes dating back to the early 20th century. It has a strait form of a traditional turning line. In Alexander's opinion, this design includes the most attractive elements among allknown pipes of the past. Original and aesthetically harmonious shapes synthesize with the fullness of tone.  

  Smolach Ceoil design is more modern. The fine Baroque elements of this design complement the elegant floral motives of Art Nouveau.

Chanters

Chanters

  In order to develop the Uilleann Concert chanter of a certain pitch, Alexander painstakingly measured the lineament of the number of bores and chanter reeds. Among them pipes from such makers as Leo Rowsome, Dave Willams and Alain Froment. These chanters present several common problems to the modern musician ear in that the C # is often sharp and B in first octave is too loud while E is not stable. Furthermore, all of these chanters have the tendency to sharpen the pitch. 

Uilleannpipes chanters in Ebony, Blackwood and Lignum Vitae
From left to right; concert D, concert D and B
Filímeala model Uilleann pipes practice set in D.
Kingwood, Bronze, Boxwood.
Filímeala model Uilleann pipes practice set in D.
Ebony, Bronze, Antiqued Art Ivory.
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Smolach Ceoil model Uilleann pipes practice set in D.
Cocobolo, Bronze, Boxwood.

In the process of creating the chanters, the craftsman did everything possible to make the improvement and address these issues.

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Smolach Ceoil model Uilleann pipes half set in D.
Lignum Vitae, Bronze, Boxwood.

"I would say that the difference between Filímeala and Smolach Ceoil is same as the difference between Pratten flutes and Rudall & Rose". Although Alexander's uilleann pipes never copy or replicate of any originals, copies can be made upon request.

Chanters

In order to develop the Uilleann Concert chanter of a certain pitch, Alexander painstakingly measured the lineament ofthe number of bores and chanter reeds. Among them are Leo Rowsome and Alain Froment chanters. These chanters present several common problems to the modern musician ear in that the C # is often sharp and B in first octave is too loud while E is not stable. Furthermore, all of these chanters have the tendency to sharpen the pitch.  In the process of creating the chanters, the crftsman did everything possible to make the improvement and address these issues.

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Filímeala Premuim model Uilleann pipes 3/4 set in D.
Blackwood, Bronze, Mammoth Ivory.

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