Old New Pipes
(I saw the recent Discussion posted by ‘premier’ and thought it a catchy title. I neglected permissions and hope citing should suffice.)
I’ve recently acquired a 1/2 set of uilleann pipes in D made by Joe Kennedy. I’ve never played the pipes before, but am familiar with whistle and flute. I’ve been able to run a pressure test for the seals and everything appears to be in order. I’m working on the ‘longnote’ without the drones, and with a little more practice should be able to put the drones and chanter to a tuner. Fingering is a bit bizarre moving from the whistle/flute and will take some getting used to.
Any suggestions, experiences, things that to be wary of or that I may encounter as I begin to learn this instrument on my own?