When compared to other MIDI instruments, the price on the vpipes is not that bad. I'd love to give 'em a go. If I were in a semi or non-trad band and was touring a lot and sharing the stage with drums and bass, this might be a great way to pull it off.
vPipes-Uilleann is a unique electronic uilleann bagpipes emulator that uses revolutionary technology resulting in a real-life experience in terms of sound quality, fingering and ornamentations. It thus affords the possibility of practising accurately in a variety of situations that would prove impractical or impossible with a real set of pipes. The vPipes now includes the possibility of loading a whole array of MIDI sound-bank samples.