The creations of Hervieux and Botuha

Each Instrument Unique

Following years of research, innovation and experience turning bagpipes, the workshop of Tudual Hervieux and Jorj Botuha has its rightful place in the best traditions of Scottish bagpipe- making while at the same time, offering a concept which is modern and unique.

Take a look at all the bagpipes turned in the workshop, each one of which offers brilliant tone and is a pleasure to handle. These instruments are suitable for beginners and the most exigent of players alike – a real pleasure to play.

The great highland bagpipe


When you use the word « bagpipe » you are not referring to a single precise instrument, but to a whole family of instruments ! In Brittany our pipers have subsumed the instrument commonly referred to as the « Scottish » bagpipe – and for more than a century- but it was the creation of the first bands (bagadou) which really implanted the bagpipe in Brittany !

Aujourd’hui, Today, the Tudual Hervieux/ Jorj Botuha Workshop offers replicas of historical Scottish bagpipes while at the same time continuing to innovate in the interests of top quality production through instruments manufactured entirely within the workshop – all of this due to the outstanding craft skills of Tudual, Gilbert and Jorj.

The three craftsmen work exclusively with high quality and high density African blackwood. In fact, the harder the wood, the more brilliant the sound. Optimum wood seasoning is of the upmost importance and in the case of certain special models, this can take up to 20 years.

The unique sound of the bagpipes turned byHervieux and Botuha is to be heard the world over. This instrument is found in hands of the top Scottish soloists as well as in the most prestigious of the Breton bagadou.

The workshop produces chanters in all pitches and in three different keys (A, B flat and C). Several pitches of drones are also available. Don’t hesitate to contact the workshop to discuss your plans and to find out what best matches your needs within the wide range of our products.

Prices of



from 1 500 €


from 1 500 €

Made to customer’s specifications

A supplement will be charged for all work carried out to the customer’s specifications




Thanks to our complete range of machines (metal lathes, milling machines…) we can carry out all your bagpipe repairs, without exception, in our workshop which is situated in the south of Brittany between Rennes Nantes and Vannes . (Subject to estimate).

Waiting Time

At the time of publication our waiting time is between 2 to 7 months according to the complexity of the instrument. It should be noted that delays can increase according to the time of year.


All our instruments are reeded prior to dispatch. Goods are dispatched on settlement of bill using Colissimo or package.


A deposit of 30 % is required at the time of placing the order. The order must be paid for un full before dispatching. Payment can be made by cheque, direct bank transfer or credit card.