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

Rafał Bałaś, The Golec Brothers Foundation; rec. Maciej Stasiński, Żywiec 2017
Local name: piscołka, piscàłka
Classification: 4 Aerophones / 42 Wind instruments proper / 421 Edge instruments or flutes / 421.2 Flutes with duct or duct flutes / 421.22 Flutes with internal duct / 421.221 (Single) flutes with internal duct / 421.221.1 Open flutes with internal duct / 421.221.12 Open flutes with internal duct, with fingerholes
Maker: Szczotka Franciszek
Date: 1980
Village / Town: Kiczyce
Region: the Carpathian region (Beskid Żywiecki)
Country: Poland
Owner: The Municipal Museum of Żywiec – The Old Castle, Department of Ethnography
Inventory number: MŻ-E/1860
Description: profiled body with six finger holes and one thumbhole; conical duct
Decoration: stained brown
Measurements: 260 x 34 x 30 mm
Materials: wood
Sound compass, tuning: diatonic, major scale; the range of two octaves may be achieved with the use of overblowing; a pipe's tone and tuning depends on the layout of fingerholes, the instrument's size and precision of its execution
Performance practice: commonly seen across Poland, sold in fairs and markets, not typical for folk practice
Catalog card by: Barbara Rosiek / Zbigniew Jerzy Przerembski

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