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Getting to Know Us!

Posted by Griffin Hall on

Welcome to J Higgins!

We are located in the Kansas City area where we offer a wide range of products from Highland Attire to Piping and Drumming. Our valued team is made up of seamstresses, pipers and drummers who know the product and are actively involved with the Highland scene across the globe. Whether it's a new kilt, your first practice chanter, a fresh pair of ghillie brogues, a custom Prince Charlie jacket or a new set of bagpipes, J Higgins has an experience group of talented people who will be happy to assist you!

You can contact, inquire and place orders using any of the following methods:

Phone number: (800) 426-7268

Email: johnh@jhiggins.net

Or walk into our store at 10559 Lackman Rd., Lenexa, KS 66219.

We are open from 9 am until 5 pm CST Monday through Friday. We observe the weekends and are closed to give our employees time with their families. 

About myself: 

While I am new here at J Higgins, I am not new to piping. I started playing at age 12 when I bought my first practice chanter from Higgins. I have been playing for 7 years and I'm currently Pipe Sergeant of the Kansas City St. Andrews Pipes and Drums. I am currently competing in grade 1 solos in both Ceol Mor and Ceol Beag. I have had 5 years of experience teaching pipers of all ages and skill levels. My students have had notable competitive success while others have had years of experience playing with their own respective pipe bands. I have competed across the country and have won prizes such as 1st place Piobaireachd at "The Metro Cup", Overall Winner of "The Balmoral Classic" and have repeatedly achieved 1st in "The Terry McHugh Memorial Championship" and Kansas City's own "Winter Storm" in multiple competitive grades. I have performed on stage with groups such as "The Piano Guys", "The Chieftains" and "The American Opera Studio". I am also a composer, not only for the bagpipes, but for the orchestra and other Scottish folk instruments which are featured in 2 of my own albums. I am happy to say that my piping compositions have been played in levels as high as grade 1 competition. Recently, I travelled to Spain with a handful of my piping students where we played concerts in Toledo, Placentia and Segovia to large and grateful audiences. I am just one of the numerous pipers and employees at Higgins and I am excited to be working here. I look forward to meeting and helping our customers with any needs they might have. 

Our Website:

Our online website is very easy to browse and navigate! Start at the top of the page and select the category of the item you're looking for.

Hovering the mouse over a category will reveal a drop-down menu, exposing more categories to narrow your search.

Remember, clicking on the J Higgins logo will always return you to the store's homepage:

Search Bar:

You can also use the search bar in the upper right hand corner by typing keywords of the item you're looking for.

Shop by Price:

The "SHOP BY PRICE" option (located on the left side of the page) is also a great way to find the right kind of product for the right kind of cost.

Drop Down Options:

For our bagpipes, there are many different ranges of customization available on the website. Clicking on any of these boxes will reveal a drop down menu showing the options you have. 

Scrolling:

Scrolling down on the page, you'll find an in-depth product description and customer written reviews as well as other items you may be interested in purchasing.

Don't Forget:

You can always continue to use the "search" box on any screen.

Page Numbers: 

You also have the ability to scroll through different page numbers of our categorized products. Simply click the small faded number line above the pictures to find more. Some of our products have many more pages full of items to see!

Talk with Us!

The website has been designed to be accessible and easy to use to ensure that you find what you're looking for. We at J Higgins are always willing to help a customer with any online inquiries. Please know that you can always call, email and talk in person with any questions that we might be able to help with!