I've seen/read/heard that one of the predecessors to the modern-day uilleann
pipes was a set of pipes called the "pastoral pipes". Are these more
related to the uilleann pipes or border-, small- pipes?
Do they still exist? What was their configuration?
P.S. Slightly off topic: I'm currently in search of some smallpipes, and
was curious about some things. If anyone owning a set of smallpipes could
contact me off list, I'd be greatly appreciative. Thank you.