In  1998, James W and James P Troy travelled to Shotts, Scotland to learn the art of bagpipe chanter reed making from the world famous McAllister family. Under the tutelage and watchful eyes of JK, William and Tom McAllister Jr., the Troys learned the method and every specific detail of chanter reed making the piping world has known since the early 70’s. With rigorous training and encouragement, the Troys continue to produce the next generation of pipe chanter reeds that have the clean, expressive, harmonic tone the reed is known for.