Vegan uilleann pipes
I hope that my question will not become the reason for a civil war in the peaceful world of uilleann piping :P
Is there anyone who has tried a synthetic/artificial leather bags and/or bellows? If yes, how they works?
I know that there are already things like that for GHBs, but I never heard something about uilleann…
I’m doing some research about the materials that can be used for this use and the firsts that I found are: gore-tex, lorica, naugahyde, nylon and vinyl (the last one used by pipers such as Paddy Keenan or even Seamus Ennis). However, we have to say that many of these materials are iper synthetic and require long industrial processes or even they are patented and I don’t know if they are really more ecological and with a lower environmental impact than leather.
Of course, leather is probably the best and finest material for our bags, but, you know… I have a couple of cow-friends and I don’t want to terrorize them :P
I hope to read useful comments without insults or useless sarcasm to the vegans, there are so many places on the web where omnivores can hate vegans and vegans can hate omnivores :D