The new electronic uilleann bagpipes, Vpipes, are actually going into initial production run.
The very first set of public orders are due by January 15, 2010. Depending on the success of the this order will depend whether there is a second and third order in the future.
As an instrument, the Vpipes holds lots of promise. A bagpiper who plays professionally can now take the Vpipes with them to a session and change keys at will and now be concerned about humidity and