Gajda bagpipe. Acquired for the Horniman Museum by Anthony Baines, whose letter of June or July 1954 provides the following information: the chanter and drone are of boxwood with horn mounts. The compass of the chanter is g' to a'', b'', c#'', and the first finger hole has the quill inserted in it, described by Peter Boemse ('Floeten, Schalmeien, Sackpfeifen Suedslawiens' [Vienna, 1937]). The drone sounds the note d. The single reeds are of cane. The stocks are of horn. Sheepskin bag. '�The whole instrument is exactly typical of the region, where it is still very much in use.'

Collected around 1953 by the organologist Anthony Baines who wrote that the whole instrument was 'exactly typical of the region, where it is still very much in use'.

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