Anyone interested in Swedish bagpipe or Welsh bagpipe options?

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Anyone interested in Swedish bagpipe or Welsh bagpipe options?

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I've been communicating with the maker, and I submit that Swedish bagpipes and Welsh bagpipes might be options that would appeal to players other than just me:

– Swedish: lots of players since Seth Hamon started making affordable cast-resin sets about a decade ago, and with its minor key options offers a useful palette of notes.

– Welsh: not remotely as popular as Swedish (though I am talking to some pipers about getting some affordable plastic sets going), but would be a really useful option as the fingering is very similar to the D tinwhistle for Irish. Also offers some variety in that there's a tradition of tuning the drone to E and playing in E Dorian mode

Anyone else been pondering those same possibilities, or feels they would use them if those fingering systems were added?
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