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From: Tony Knox <>
Subject: irish bagpipes
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 08:36:05 +0000
> Mostly because in America, on St. Paddys day everyone is Irish.
> Also there are Irish bagpipes, which are only slightly different from the
> Highland variety.
> James Kirby
The irish bagpipes are really quite different from scottish pipes. They're
known as the uilleann ("elbow") pipes, because rather than blowing into the
bag, the piper pumps a bellows with his (or her)left elbow. There is a
series of regulators attached, which will play chords, and they can only be
played sitting down.
"The mountains skipped like rams,
and the little hills like young sheep." (Psalm 114)