422.22

Alboka, double hornpipe, the right hand pipe with five fingerholes and the left hand pipe with three. Horn wind-cap and bell.

This alboka was formerly in the collection of the Canterbury Royal Museum, prior to 1899. Their records for the instrument included a letter from Arthur H. Frere, the Honorary Keeper of Musical Instruments at the Royal College of Music, dated 13.12.1929, in which he commented on the rarity of the instrument and stated that he knew of only one other exampe in a museum collection, in the Basque Museum at Bayonne.

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