Macedonian Gajda – history, style and techniques

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The characteristics of the Gajda The Gajda is part of a family of bagpipes which are found throughout an area which today includes Montenegro, southern Serbia, Albania, Macedonia, northern Greece, Bulgaria, the Turkish Thrace and the eastern plains of Romania. The bagpipes that are found in these territories have common characteristics in that they have a cylindrical chanter and a drone which have single reeds and bags made from a sheep or a whole goat.

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