Uilleann pipes or Irish bagpipes

The Uilleann pipes are a complex, sophisticated instrument that can deliver a unique form of traditional music and sound. They have been used in popular films such as Braveheart and Rob Roy. Uilleann, pronounced ill-in, is the Irish word for elbow. The piper uses one elbow to pump the bellows, which inflates the bag, and the other elbow to control the air pressure in the bag. It is a distinctively Irish type of bagpipe that evolved from the…