Faroe Islands – The Windsmith

Kappingarførir vøruprísir við meginlandið, so hví fara yvir um hav……..?

The only workshop of its kind in the country. Fully trained machinist and later musical instruments maker specialized in brass- and woodwind.

Having finished High School I worked as a truck driver and went to sea as a sailor. Later after 4 years of apprenticeship I got my diploma as a mechanical engineer in Tórshavn as well as a diploma in practical sailing. After that I graduated as a ship’s machinist in Denmark. I sailed for some years as a ship’s machinist in far seas and in european seas. I started another 4-year skilled training in crafts, this time in musical instruments making and repair. This I did partly in Norway and in England and specialized in brass- and woodwind instruments. I have now worked for some years in my own workshop.

Brassbands in the Faroes:

Fuglafjarðar Hornorkestur
Harmoniorkestrið GHM
Ungdómsharmoniorkestrið GHM
Havnar Hornorkestur
Havnar Ungdómshornorkestur
Klakksvíkar Hornorkestur
Nes Sóknar Musikkfelag
Sørvágs Tónleikarafelag
Tvøroyrar Hornorkestur
Vestmanna Hornorkestur

York Brass

Les meira um York Brass
Full Brass Band Instruments

British Sound and Tradition backed by the best German Technology



Alexander Mainz


Helmut Voigt


Kelly Mouthpieces


Pollard Trumpets




Taylor Trumpets

About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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