Folk bagpipes

Bohemian "Bock"

This ancient folk instrument is played in most of Bohemia's bagpipe regions, and also in the neighbouring areas of Austria and Germany.

The melody pipe has 7 finger holes. These enable the playing (in closed fingering) of a typical Central European bagpipe scale, the range of which is an incomplete ninth. The stock for the melody pipe has the shape of a small stylized goat's head, which is characteristic for this instrument (Hence the German name Bock = he-goat).

The drone (bass pipe) is tuned two octaves below the basic tone of the melody pipe. During playing it rests on the shoulder, hanging down the back of the player, or it hangs in front of the player - as was the case with older types of this instrument.

The pipes have a cylindrical bore. Single reeds with a beating tongue serve as tone generators. The air reservoir is made from goatskin (with hair). For the wooden parts we use either maple or pear.

Mainly applied key in present-day Bohemia:

E flat major (Scale: Bb-d-eb-f-g-a-bb-c1).

Other possible keys:

D, F, G and B flat major / minor (i.e. D minor: A-c-d-e-f-g-a-bb).

Individual price, according to instrument execution

Sound preview   (plays Vladimír Kovářík)

Term of delivery: 12 - 14 months


Moravian bagpipe (Gajdy)

Ancient folk instrument, many different types of which were to be found in the entire territory of Moravia.

The melody pipe has 7 finger holes. These enable the playing (in closed fingering) of a typical Central European bagpipe scale, the range of which is an incomplete ninth.

The drone (bass pipe) is tuned two octaves below the basic tone of the melody pipe. During playing it rests on the shoulder, hanging down the back of the player.

The pipes have a cylindrical bore. Single reeds with a beating tongue serve as tone generators. The air reservoir is made from sheep- or goatskin (with hair). For the wooden parts we use either maple or pear. We furnish these instruments with a bellows.

Key:

G major (Scale: d-f#-g-a-b-c1-d1-e1).

Other possible keys:

G minor, C, D and A major / minor (e.g. D minor: A-c-d-e-f-g-a-bb).

Individual price, according to instrument execution

Term of delivery: 12 - 14 months


Silesian bagpipe (Gorolske gajdy)

Ancient folk instrument from south Silesia region.

The melody pipe has 6 finger holes. These enable the playing (in closed fingering) the range of an incomplete ninth.

The drone (bass pipe) is tuned two octaves below the basic tone of the melody pipe and is decorated in traditional style with tin inlay. During playing it rests on the shoulder of the player.

The pipes have a cylindrical bore. Single reeds with a beating tongue serve as tone generators. The air reservoir is made from sheep- or goatskin (with hair). For the wooden parts we use either plum or caucasian walnut . We furnish these instruments with a bellows.

Key:

D major (Scale: A-d-e-fsharp-g-a-b).

Individual price, according to instrument execution

Term of delivery: 12 - 14 months


Spare and extra parts for bagpipes (Dudy)

Melody pipe, tuned, including 2 reeds...3 850,-CZK

Exchangeable drone extensions for other keys, including 1 reed....2 800,-CZK

Air reservoir (complete).....5 300,-CZK

Bellows.....4 350,-CZK

Horn with brass funnel (for the melody pipe)....2 400,-CZK

Horn with brass funnel (for the bass pipe)........2 800,-CZK

Knee for the bellows (malý kříž).....1 000,-CZK

Knee for the drone (velký kříž).....1 300,-CZK

Leather belt and strap.....420,-CZK

Spare reed.....320,-CZK