Peter’s Pondering Pipes #2

For music lovers.

Peter's pondering

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 warpipesGreat 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:

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