Instrument presentation: Säckpipa

with Olle Gällmo, bagpiper

The history of the traditional Swedish bagpipes is as full of curiosities as the instrument and its peculiarities themselves. Olle Gällmo from Sweden gives us an entertaining insight is this very special instrument. He vividly explains the different theories about the origin. The technical characteristics are not neglected either.

Since the conversation is in English, this time there are two episodes: one in the original language and one in German translation.


Here is the English original episode

and here the German translation

Information about Olle and the Säckpipa

http://olle.gallmo.se

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