French Bagpipes

My interest in french bagpipes — especially Bechonnet and Berrychonne — was initially prompted by Remy Dubois who was an important teacher and mentor to me. He also taught me how to make the french reed types.

The involvement with other types of french bagpipes is mostly a result of contacts to french bagpipe makers during the “Rencontres internationales de Luthiers et Maîtres Sonneurs” in St. Chartier (now located at Château d’Ars).