Frazer’s great grandfather Joe Warnock started making pipe reeds in 1942 as a hobby and here was the foundation.
Pipe reeds from 1942, bagpipes from 1958, practice chanters from 1960, pipe chanters from 1971 and red practice reeds from 1982. One of Joe’s sons, Andrew started making bagpipes and chanters and went on to be a world leader until his untimely death.
Another one of Joe’s sons, James (Frazer’s grandfather) took an interest in the reed making in the late 60’s and it also went on to be the most popular reeds in the world.
Frazer’s father, William was also making reeds part time and was to take over the business, when he was tragically killed in an accident in 1980.
We’re still a family business which has just entered the 5th generation.
This is unsurpassed by any bagpipe business on the planet!!
Frazer’s two sons’ Rian and Marc recently joined the business full time, after completing an engineering course.
Rian is involved with the machine work, turning and milling, with both CNC and manual machines, while Marc is very much a reed man….
They’re both members of Tullylagan Pipe band with Marc being a young Pipe Sergeant.
Marc also plays in the solos and has won Ulster titles, All Ireland titles and World titles among lots more.
If you would like to enquire about any of our products, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
You’ll only find quality and craftsmanship like this, when you have a product wearing the name “Warnock”