|Gaida - it's a bagpipe found in Nth Greece, some Greek islands, (Thassos, Mitilini and others) in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Thracian Turkey. There are many different bagpipes. You can read "Baines - Bagpipes" and learn about some 200 plus different bagpipes. Xenos use a Bulgarian gaida, a Turkish / Pontian / Greek Island Tulum, and occasionally Macedonian and Greek Thracian gaidas, Bulgarian kaba gaida, Hungarian duda, Breton biniou and bombarde. We love our bagpipes!|
|Gajda player in Florina / Lerin, Macedonia, 1950s?||The boys dancing for the camera, Florina / Lerin, 1950s?|
this is an important traditional liquid which must be poured into the bag to make the sound come good.
|Anne with a gajda from Edessa/Voden. We found the chanter, stocks and one peice of drone in a junk shop in Edessa and Craig Fischer rebuilt the instrument. It sounds GREAT.|
|Macedonian gajda. The upper chanter is solid horn, the lower is boxwood sleeved in horn. The string attaches an eagle's talon for manipulating the tuning wax.|
|Rob with the Blue Tulum. The Blue Tulum plays in C, better for the girls to sing to.||The hairy tulum sounds great, looks great, but it plays in Bb, perfect for a mans vocal range, not so good for the girls.|