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Uilleann Pipes

The Bagpipe of Ireland developed around the start of the 18th century. It is a Bellows driven Instrument rather than mouth blown like the Scottish Bagpipes. The bellows are worn on the waist and right arm.

There is a 2 octave Chromatic Chanter, Drones and regulators which, by Keys, allow the player to play Chords to accompany the Melody. Normally tuned to the Key of D but some are tuned flat (down to C#, C or B or even Bb). They are not a Well Tempered instrument - they are Just Tempered which means they occasionally clash with a note from another instrument.