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The Muzelzak - Muchosa - Part 2

Part 1 (Summer 2023) looked at the history of the instrument, Part 2 investigates the players and the search for original instruments.* Pierre-François Muselet, (1835-1915) piposá player near Boulogne I got to know Patrice Gilbert as a hurdy-gurdy player in the early 1980s when we went dancing every month in Lille with a delegation from Bruges. A musician of the folk revival, and a loyal visitor to festivals where hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes made their timid appearance, he only found out years later that among his ancestors, he had a traditional bagpiper....