Bagpipe A

The Bagpipe A is a wind reed instrument. Now, under the influence of the Russian language, it is known more as volynka instead of the true Belarusian name duda. In old Belarusian literature, it is mentioned since the 15th c. The first iconographic sources date back to the 16th c., when German designed bagpipes spread on the territory of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Rolka Stokholmska (Wjazd orszaku ślubnego Konstancji Austriaczki i Zygmunta III do Krakowa). An engraving fragment from the book of Swedish traveler Olaus Magnus History of Northern Peoples, a section dedicated to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, 1555


A bagpiper of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Army of on the picture of 1606, Rolka Stokholmska (Wjazd orszaku ślubnego Konstancji Austriaczki i Zygmunta III do Krakowa)