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Uilleann pipes

Scope note

Irish bellows-blown bagpipes, dating in their present form back to the 18th century, having a double-reed chanter, three single-reed drone pipes in one stock, and three or four keyed double-reed pipes for playing chords. The instruments are played sitting with the drones lying across the player's knees.

Term type

AAT

Getty AAT term number

300042434

Broader Terms used

bagpipes

Equivalent Terms used

uilleann pipe

Created

12yrs ago

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