Museum of Greek folk instruments: bagpipes

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Posted in categories: Greece, Music

I’ll let the museum itself describe the two families of bagpipes in Greece, the mainland gaida (name used throughout the Balkans, Turkey, and Ukraine), and the island tsambouna (Italian zampogna):I commented earlier that drum accompaniment was the very earliest iteration of folk instrument bands. Drums fell out of use, as being too loud for recording. Bagpipes did not stick around, to pick up guitar and laouto accompaniments: they too died out, an amateur instrument in a professionalising world, as documented in Pericles Schinas’ The revival of bagpipes in Crete.

The islander tsambouna:

The mainland gaida:


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