photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Jan Karpiel Bułecka, Podhale bagpipe, Hanna Chowaniec Rybka, złóbcoki; the band also includes the violin and double bass; rec. All the World's Mazurkas, Warsaw 2014; IMIT
Local name: koza (goat)
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 422 Reedpipes / 422.2 Reedpipes with single reeds (clarinets) / 422.22 Sets of reedpipes with single reeds / 422.22-7+422.211-62 set of chanter, drones with cylindrical bore, chanter with fingerholes + single-reed drone with cylindrical bore, flexible air reservoir for all pipes
Maker: Budz-Mróz Stanisław
Date: ca 1920
Village / Town: Poronin
Region: Carpathian area (Podhale)
Country: Poland
Owner: Musical Instrument Museum, department of the National Museum in Poznań
Inventory number: MNP I 467
Description: a mouth blown instrument; four voices, with a short triple chanter-drone pipes (5+1 fingerholes) and a long drone pipe; all pipes with cylindrical bores; bag made from a goat's whole skin with hair on the inside
Materials: wood, leather, metal
Sound compass, tuning: F: c': f': g' – a' – b♭'/b' – c'' – d'' (now stabilized, formerly different scales and tunings)
Performance practice: formerly played solo (by shepherds, wandering musicians), nowadays in the folk revival, sometimes included in Podhale bands. The ability to build and play the the Podhale bagpipe was included on the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Catalog card by: Janusz Jaskulski / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Sabała and Zbójnickie melodies; Tomasz Skupień (b. 1955, Zakopane), Podhale bagpipe (koza); rec. Zakopane 1976; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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