Bagpipe – Gajda

Bagpipe – Gajda

Bagpipe – Gajda

The bagpipe’s origins are a mystery, but it has been known since Roman times and is distributed throughout Western and Eastern Europe. Half tones are possible only by partial stopping of the instrument. It is therefore less flexible than the kaval, but has greater power. Most of Bulgaria has the small gaida. In the Rhodope mountains the kaba gaida, the largest of all bagpipes, is played, giving a very distinctive deep sound.

Published on 14th June 2018