The traditional Irish bagpipes are called uilleann pipes. Often it was translated in old English as `Union Pipes, ` and the word translates to mean `pipes of the elbow.` While the Irish uilleann pipes are the common name for these pipes now, there is no record of this name historically before the 20th century. Grattan Flood invented it, and the name just stuck. At the time, the term `Union` was mistakenly thought to refer to the `Act Of Union` in 1800. But actually, Brendan Breathnach was the one who pointed out that in 1796 there was a poem that used this word. Billows which are strapped around the waist and right arm allow the bag of the uilleann pipes to be inflated. When there is a left-handed player, then the strap is reversed.

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