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629 gáida

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pipes: 2, wood, wind chamber: goat skin
fingerholes: front 6, back 1
blowing pipe: L. 12.3cm; chanter: L. 28.0; drone pipe: L. 58.8cm

Mouth-blown bagpipe, with a range of approximately one octave. Depending on the player's skill, the range can be extended to an absolute maximum of two and a half octaves. Today a single drone type of instrument is usually used, but in the past double drone types were used in the eastern part of the country. Even today it is an indispensible instrument at wedding and festivals.

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