About Me

Shawn Husk

Shawn Husk was born in December of 1971 in North Eastern Ohio. His grandfather was a professional bluegrass singer and guitarist. Celtic music runs in his blood.

At the age of 16 he heard bagpipes for the first time and they struck a chord deep within him. Later that very year he'd begun lessons and now more than three decades later he is a competent piper at the grade 1 level with many piping awards to his credit.

Shawn's interest in reedmaking began just a few short years after he began to play the pipes. His first teacher, Noel Slagle, was a renowned reedmaker himself and Shawn has many other reedmaking friends with whom he's talked shop with over the years, including, Sandy Hain, Bob Hain, Iain Allen, Mark Wygent, Mark Lee, Ross Bates, George Lumsden, Jimmy McIntosh and others.

For the past 20 years Shawn has worked in the manufacturing industry where strict quality control procedures and attention to detail have been a way of life, thus preparing him for life as a reedmaker.

"I've always had a fascination with bagpipe reeds and a desire to know more about how they work and what makes a great reed. It's my desire to provide the finest bagpipe reed I can, and it's my belief that 'Quality speaks for itself.' I'm committed to excellence and attention to detail and if you're not happy, I'm not happy, and I will do my best to make things right."