Historické dudy - nástroj králů i žebráků

Historical backpipe » Úvod


Historické dudy - nástroj králů i žebráků - citát

The long and rich history makes an exceptional musical instrument of the bagpipe. It had been developed from archaic forms of shepherds’ whistles in the Ancient times and in the Middle Ages it was a favourite instrument in the noble environment of royal and nobleman courts. In hands of court musicians as well as juggles errant and begging students. An instrument of angels as well as devils, honoured as well as damned.
The Renaissance period brought bagpipes into chateau chambers and parlours as well as into rural inns, and many famous artists presented bagpipes and bagpipe players in their master works. The instrument developed for centuries and anchored in the folk environment of many European nations in the end.
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