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3.5) Do Uilleann pipes play a lot differently than Highland pipes?




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This article is from the Bagpipe FAQ, by Denise McNickle denisem@southwind.net with numerous contributions by others.

3.5) Do Uilleann pipes play a lot differently than Highland pipes?

Yes. The Uilleann pipes have a much wider range than do the Highland pipes
(two octaves versus nine notes). Also, the spacing of the finger holes on the
chanter is quite different, as is the fingering technique.

 

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