Concerning construction, the types of bagpipes used in Slovakia belong to the broader context of Central Europe. However, many of their attributes represent identiﬁ cation signs of the traditional folk culture in Slovakia, for instance: technological methods of bagpipes’ construction, 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.
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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 on the territory of Slovakia. Due to the natural intergenerational transmission this important cultural and historical phenomenon has persevered until today.