A Belarusian bagpipe is a wind reed instrument which consists of a leather bag, a melody pipe žaliejkaor pierabor (chanter or pipe), one or two drone pipes huk (sound) or bas (bass) or bourdon, and a pipe to pump air sapieĺ (blowpipe). 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.
Stary Olsa uses 3 types of bagpipes: in G and in D (like alto bagpipe) with one drone and in A (German designed) with two drones. The bagpipes in G and in A are made by Belarusian master Todar Kashkurevich, 2005 and 2007. The bagpipe in D is made by Belarusian master Dzianis Sukhi, 2015.
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