Jarlath Henderson playing an early prototype

Audio Samples


Irish Cultural Centre – London

The vPipes sound is in fact very close to the original, it really sounds like the "real thing"  — not suprising given the fact that the samples stem from the very best material: Cillian Vallely sampling his Rowsome and Froment flat and concert pitch sets.


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.


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