Swedish bagpipes

Posted On August 23, 2008

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The Swedish bagpipe is called a säkpipa. Medieval paintings show the instrument was widely known all over Sweden. The tradition gradually died out, except in one area of Dalarna. The instrument was revived and reconstructed based on old instruments found in museums. Today, there are at least two folk groups who make use of the unique, soft sound of the Swedish bagpipes.


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