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Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn Part Two (Uileann Pipe fragment)

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Ommadawn is a Mike Oldfield´s symphony released in 1975, and it was his third album. As with Hergest Ridge and Tubular Bells, Ommadawn is another two-movement work. Mike Oldfield sought out the ancient Celtic influence on English music and composed for traditional instruments such as uilleann pipes on the original LP version. A set of Northumbrian smallpipes were also recorded, and credited to "Herbie", but this recording was not used on the album. The uilleann pipes are the characteristic national bagpipe of Ireland. Earlier known in English as "union pipes", their current name is a partial translation of the Irish-language term píobaí uilleann (literally, "pipes of the elbow"), from their method of inflation.There is no historical record of the name or use of the term 'uilleann pipes' before the twentieth century. Oldfield involved musicians noted for their work in folk music including Clodagh Simonds and Paddy Moloney. He combined this with heavy African influences, mainly by the use of the drummers of Jabula. This makes Ommadawn one of the first successful world music albums in Europe. None of audio and video contents used in this video belong to me. I just select and put together the images and the music fragment shown in the video. For educacional purposes only.