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Uilleann Irish Pipes

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John Maschinot plays the Uilleann

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John Maschinot plays the Uilleann, or Irish Pipes. They differ from the Scottish 'bag pipes' because Uilleann (pronounced "ill en") pipes are played through air that's generated by a small set of bellows strapped around the waist. According to Wikipedia they're sometimes also called the "Union Pipes". Perhaps to denote the union of the different sections of the instrument such as the chanter, drones, and regulators or because they may have been played throughout the United Kingdom of England, Ireland, and Scotland.