Invented back in the days
before digital sound processing, the Electronic Bagpipe is and electronic analog musical instrument, the creation
of Michael O'Neill.
The instrument is fingered
like a mandolin and sounds like a bagpipe. It is particularly good
at imitating bagpipe ornamentation and does a good job rendering
tunes that are idiomatic to that instrument.
It is portable and runs
on rechargeable batteries, which enabled O'Neill to play it on the
Berkeley streets, as well as with his band Caws Pobi, specializing
in Irish music.
For more information about the
and O'Neill's world, visit his website