This half set of Uilleann pipes belongs to my friend Jason. I didn’t really have any purpose in mind for shooting this, just saw them sitting on the chair and had my camera with me so I snapped ’em. Since uilleann pipes are hand crafted instruments, made to order for a specific piper, they vary quite a bit from maker to maker. There is no such thing as a “standard” set of uilleann pipes as they are not manufactured or mass-produced so each maker has his own unique design and style. These pipes were made by Mark Donohoe of Kerry and feature some of the finest craftsmanship and aesthetics I’ve yet seen. This set is made from ebony (the dark wood you see), nickel silver and immitation ivory.