I never tried with a Patricia Cela bagpipe, but I think this: She is a pupil of Anton Corral. It means she employs the measurements of Anton Corral, exactly the sames, so teh bagpipes of his workshop will sound very very similar to Anton Corral Bagpipes.
But Anton Corral has NUMEROUS pupils...All of them are very good.
The best of them is XOSE MANUEL GIL. OLI XIRALDEZ is also very good.
A little advices when you order a CORRAL SCHOOL bagpipe:
-If you want a modern look, order the MOXENAS turned for the bagpipe. Moxenas was a bagpiper who desgined this aesthetic in the past.
-If you want a CLASSIC look, order the BAROQUE turned for the bagpipe.
-Please, tell that you want the bagpipe with WAX FINISH. Anton Corral and some pupils use BRILLIANT GLAZE and the bagpipe seems to be a Mirror... I don´t like the brilliant glaze finish.
-I will not order a bagpipe with plastic or imitation horn rings. I don´t like synthethic materials mixed with natural wood. A good alternative are wooden rings like boxwood.
-Of course, the most popular key is C. If you want a Traditional combination of drones, you must select: A bass drone, A bass drone and a tenor drone or a bass drone plus tenor drone plus little drone with DOUBLE REED tuned in fifth. I you want a Modern combination of drones, you can select a bass drone and a tenor drone tuned in fifth, or a bass drone plus tenor drone plus little drone with single reed tuned in tonic.
I prefer the Traditional combination of drones: Bass drone, tenor drone and little drone with double reed in fifth. It sounds like a "double.chanter" bagpipe.
- A good option is order an STOP KEY for all drones. I like this option.
- A goretex bag will be good for moisture problems, but GOAT bags are the best for play comfortable.
-Please, don´t order a black velvet bag cover.....ALL PEOPLE IN GALICIA HAS A BAGPIPE WITH BLACK VELVET BAG COVER.........They seems fascist bagpipes with the same uniform....There are numeorus fabric styles and colours for make an original bag cover.
And now for Yuri: This is the same thing as wide bore uilleann pipes and the narrow bore uilleann pipes. When you play a male gaita and a female gaita, the male gaita sounds louder, That´s all!
Also there is a little variation in High C and Ab fingerings, but there is a little difference. Reeds are also a little different.
The interior diameter makes that male bagpipes sounds louder, and female bagpipes sounds sweet.