Bagpipe of Northern Čičarija (plum and cherry wood)

A reconstruction of a “mih” bagpipe of Golac village, based on a preserved chanter fragment, displayed in the Ethnological Museum of Slovenia. The instrument is essentially a slightly distinct type of an Istrian instrument, still alive today, called šurle. However, nowadays the instrument is most often seen and played without the bag. The local terms for the instrument, as have been used in Golac and documented by Hrovatin, are “mih” for the instrument, “roženice” for the two chanters and “kanela” for the blowpipe.

I’ve made this instrument in 2015.


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