It is with great sadness that I have to report that Allan passed away in April 2015.
Over many years he established a reputation as one of the most skilful and expert makers & fine-tuners of reeds for the uilleann pipes in the world.
He was also a skilled piper, and I have many fond memories of working with him back in the late '80's and throughout the 90's, as a harp & pipes duo, and also in the bands Hafren and Howling at Ravens.
He was a truly unique character, and will be greatly missed.
- Chris Knowles 24/4/15
For any pipers looking this way for help with their pipes and reeds, Allan spent most of the last couple of years working with his friend uilleann pipes & reed maker Chris Coe, based in Chester. Allan rated him very highly for the quality of his work and his chanters. Chris Coe doesn't have a website at present, but he can be contacted via email : firstname.lastname@example.org