Phew, this title s a mouthful. I have just watched and listened to a video about the Ullean pipes, a traditional Irish musical instrument. There must be similarities to the bagpipes played in Scotland. Be that as it may, I am more familiar with the recorder and tin whistle and the clarinet.
Day: November 2, 2021
Peter’s Pondering Pipes #2
For music lovers.
In my first venture into pipe music, here, I introduced the Uilleann pipes, most often associated with the Irish.
The tone of the uilleann pipes is unlike that of many other forms of bagpipes. They have a different harmonic structure, sounding sweeter and quieter than many other bagpipes, such as the Great Irish warpipes, Great Highland bagpipes or the Italian zampogna. Uilleann pipes are often played indoors, and are almost always played sitting down.
Here you can learn a little more about the Uilleann pipes with some interesting historical detail and even a bit of narration in Irish.
And here is a more light hearted look at how the pipes work and sound:
and if you are wondering what the young lady is sitting there for, here is the answer: