Traditional musicians

The fluier pipe is still common and was the main instrument for dance music in Romania, with rhythmical accompaniment later added by a cobza. Although the bagpipe was popular from medieval times, as it was in most European countries, it became rare in recent times until revived during the 20th century for organised folklore performance. The violin has influenced the music in all regions of Romania and became the principal melody instrument since its introduction. However more recently the music played in the social dance context is dominated by saxophone and keyboard.


Published on 27th June 2018