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(Answer) (Category) Bagpipe FAQ : (Category) There is more than one kind of bagpipe? : (Category) The Uilleann (Union) Bagpipe :
What is an Uilleann Pipe?
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The Uilleann pipe (UP) is a type of bagpipe native to Ireland. The UP is mechanically somewhat complex, and it is normally played while seated. It has a range of up to 2 octaves, and is usually pitched in the key of D. The piper inflates the bag by operating a bellows with one arm, and maintains pressure on the bag with the other arm. Main UP components includes a bag, a bellows, a double-reed chanter, zero or more drones (usually three), and zero or more stopped pipes called regulators (usually three).
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2000-Apr-28 15:48
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