The Piper’s Cove is a family-owned & operated business serving the Scottish & Irish cultural community since 1982. We are the oldest continually operating family owned Bagpipe & Kilt shop in the United States.
Owners, John & Joan Nisbet, immigrated to the USA from Scotland and Ireland respectively. They met on St. Patrick’s Day in 1972, fell in love, got married, and later founded The Piper’s Cove, combining their talents and passion for their respective cultures
John was from Musselburgh, Scotland and was an award winning competitive bagpiper, having competed individually and in bands in both Scotland and the USA. Joan is from County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and is very knowledgeable in all things Irish; she also speaks fluent Gaelic
John passed away on October 4, 2019. His memory will always live on in the bagpiping community and at The Piper’s Cove by his loving family Joan, Deirdre, and Colin.
Colin has over 30 years of bagpiping experience having learned under John throughout his entire life. He is carrying on John’s tradition of the highest level of service in the industry. He is also a Firefighter in Hoboken, NJ. He is the man to see for any and all bagpipe maintenance and sales.
We thank you for choosing us for your Bagpipe & Highland Regalia needs. We are continuously working to offer our valued customers and friends the best possible prices and overall quality. We have always been very well-known for having the absolute best service in the industry and intend on keeping, and even improving, our already great reputation
We specialize in making bagpiping both fun and easy! It sounds too good to be true, but new innovations have made this once difficult instrument much easier and more accessible to everyone.
Too many pipers these days see the newest item and think it’s right for them because some Grade 1 Champion band uses it. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. What’s good for one piper is not necessarily good for another.
The majority of bagpipers are playing because they have an emotional attachment to the instrument, and because it is fun. When it stops being fun, something is wrong. That is where we can help. We can get your pipes set up so they are easy to play and sound great. Please call to set up an appointment with Colin to get your pipes looked at and properly set up. And remember, if you purchase your bagpipes at The Piper’s Cove, this service is free (excluding, of course, any items purchased to get your pipes working the way they should)!
The Piper’s Cove Kilt Rental Department has over 300 kilts in 4 different tartans, as well as formal Prince Charlie jackets and other accessories on-hand for rental for all occasions, including weddings, black-tie affairs, parties, cruises, proms, and other events. We are proud to rent our customers the same high-quality products that we sell – all kilts are wool, 7-8 yards, and made in Scotland. All of our Prince Charlie jackets are wool and made in Scotland. We do not rent out lower quality kilts
The tartans we have available for rent are Royal Stewart, Black Watch, Muted Dress MacDonald, and the Irish National Tartan, which was designed by The Piper’s Cove and House of Edgar tartan weaver. We developed this tartan at the request of many of our Irish customers who wished to have a distinctive tartan incorporating the key Irish colors. It is now one of the most popular tartans out there!
We have a great selection of Scottish & Irish gift-ware, groceries and candies “from across the pond,” casual highland regalia, and children’s clothing. Please see our Gifts and Groceries sections for these products.
Shipping fees for retail orders are now a flat rate of $8.95.
If our shipping costs significantly exceed this, we do reserve the right to add the difference to the total cost.
If this is necessary, we will contact you directly.
We stock McCallum Bagpipes, and can special order any bagpipe brand
Kilt Rentals for Weddings, Parties, Corporate Events, Halloween, and many other event
Irish National, Muted Dress MacDonald, Black Watch, and Royal Stewart tartans available for rental
Please call if you don’t see something. We have posted many products but we have so much more in our store, so feel free to inquire. We can special order just about any product in the industry.
Please contact us for bulk order pricing.
Joan and Colin Nisbet
Due to the Coronavirus, we have changed our store hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 12pm
Sunday : CLOSED
Monday : CLOSED
Also available by appointment. Please call for more information
Rental Department is open by appointment only
212 Kearny Ave
Kearny, NJ 07032
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