Armagh Pipers

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Uilleann Pipes

We thoroughly enjoyed representatives of the Armagh Pipers Club, particularly Connor Mallon.

Connor is the reigning All-Ireland Piping Champion.
Connor plays the Uilleann pipes. The bellow is inflated by pumping from the elbow ('uilleann' is elbow in Irish), and not by blowing into it.

'Uilleann' is pronounced several ways, but Connor pronounces it 'Ellen'. Since he is the world's best, we'll go with that.

We're not going to make it to the Kennedy Piping Festival, but will try to be there in 2015!

Check out the Armagh Pipers Club.

Kennedy Piping Festival