Dirk Mewes is a professional maker and performer of uilleann pipes.

  • Makes custom uilleann pipes and uillean pipe components
  • Chanters  (concert pitch in key of D)
  • Bellows,  either hand-stitched, or tacked designs.
  • Drones (concert pitch)
  • Regulators – tenor, baritone and bass regulators in concert pitch.
  • Uilleann pipe practice sets (bag, bellows, chanter, reed, and blowpipe stocks.
  • Half-sets, including drones and stock prepared for tenor and baritone regulators.
  • Three-quarter sets, with two regulators.
  • Full set, including all three regulators
  • Many options available, including metal type, wood type, and key styles.

A homepage section

Though I recently have been building this new web site, you can see some of my older blog posts at http://dwmpipes.blogspot.com


Dirk Mewes has been playing uilleann pipes for 20 years, and making the instrument since 2010.  He strives to make instruments that are easy to play, have the most authentic sound, and are durable and travel well.



Online during Lockdown

Because of the pandemic, all of our public performances have moved online.  I have been spending my free time at home learning about live-streaming and ways to play with my fellow musicians on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitch.   Also, I added this tip jar to the site.  

New Web Site!

Day one of my new website at dirkmewes.com is actually May 4!  I don’t know where the March 6 date comes from…     Please let me know what you think.  The contact form is now working! So, please feel free to send me an email, or visit my Facebook page, and I’ll get right back …


For inquiries,  please feel free to use this contact form, or contact me through a Facebook or Instagram message. If that doesn’t work for you, I will also check comments that you might make on my website blog. I generally try to respond very quickly.