• Search
    Generic filters
    Iba presné zhody
    Hľadajte v názve
    Hľadajte v obsahu
    Filter by Custom Post Type
    ICH lists

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Culture in Slovakia

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Culture in Slovakia

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Culture in Slovakia 2068 2000 Centrum pre tradičnú ľudovú kultúru

Bagpipes belonging to traditional instruments, as well as entire bagpipe culture comprising expressions and knowledge associated with bagpipes and their use, represent a long continual music tradition of peasants and shepherds who lived in Slovakia. Due to the natural intergenerational transmission this important cultural and historical phenomenon has persevered until today. Concerning construction, the types of bagpipes used in Slovakia belong to the broader context of Central Europe. However, many of their attributes represent identification signs of the traditional folk culture in Slovakia, for instance: the technological methods of bagpipes’ construction, the aesthetical forms of instruments, local as well as individual styles of bagpipe interpretation, song and dance repertoire, rituals associated with bagpipes, texts of bagpipe songs and a folk oral tradition associated with bagpipes.

More info to UNESCO incription – here.

Proposal by
The Guild of the Slovak Bagpipers
Year of Inscription
Certificate number
Gajdy a gajdošská kultúra na Slovensku

The element has been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity in 2015 under the name "Bagpipe culture".