We
can
finN’d it

Help us find the lost Finnish bagpipe

säkkipilli

ABOUT OUR
Initiative

Finn’d it initiative aims at researching all evidences of the presence of the Säkkipilli and bringing international awareness to piping in Finland.

We are a non profit initiative lead by Gonçalo Cruz & Petri Prauda – PhD.c. Sibelius Academy – amongst other researchers in Finland and neighbouring countries.

Objectives

  • Survey all evidences of the presence of Säkkipilli piping in Finland
  • Create an open archive of all Finnish piping evidences, both of the past and present.
  • Provide the scientific data necessary for the promotion and development of Finnish piping traditions.
  • Re-build the Finnish Säkkipilli into a working Musical instrument
  • Promote the production of high quality Säkkipilli for the needs of professional musician and an affordable easy to use instrument for Finnish pipe students.

Short time Set Goals

  • Promote the creation of a Finnish Piping association
  • Look for multi-disciplinary research partners
  • Look for institutional support and funding

 

Open survey

We are surveying all evidences of the presence of Säkkipilli piping in Finland, and we need your help!

Maybe you are aware of a piece of the puzzle, and you want to share it with us.

Today, with social media, it’s easier than ever to be connected, to share information, articles, photos, video.

Take pictures of a drawing in a Book you saw, of a painting in an old church you recently visited, of a living piper in your town…

Neighbouring countries DO count!
Pipes like to travel, and normally don’t carry a passport! So if you are a neighbour to Finland and your country currently has or had in the past bagpipes, please share your knowledge with us:

Help your own culture, by helping Finnish culture

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Evidencies

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS

We have a plan, and we need your help!

FIND it

We are surveying all evidences of the presence of Säkkipilli piping in Finland, and we need your help!

Build it

Build working Säkkipilli prototypes, that folk musicians can play, listen to, and discuss “what makes it Finnish”.

Play it

Bring awareness to piping in Finland.
Teach a young generation of musicians how to express themselves in this wonderful instrument.

 

Bagpipe

Finland has an incredible tradition of folk music for instrument like the Fiddle, Kantele, Flutes…

But what happen to the Bagpipes? Why do Sweden, Estonia, Latvia… still have it?

Pipers in Finland, using bagpipes from around the world, wish to bring awareness to the Säkkipilli.

Together, we must add the Säkkipilli to the world family of bagpipes, along side the likes of the Scottish Bagpipes, the Iberian Gaitas, the Estonian Torupil and the Swedish Säckpipa.

We aim at offering a high quality Säkkipilli design for the needs of professional musician and an affordable easy to use instrument for Finnish pipe students.

Together let’s teach a young generation of musicians how to express themselves in this wonderful instrument.

 

Network
meetings

Finn’d it initiative aims at researching all evidences of the presence of the Säkkipilli and bringing international awareness to piping in Finland.

We are a non profit initiative lead by Gonçalo Cruz & Petri Prauda – PhD.c. Sibelius Academy – amongst other researchers in Finland and neighbouring countries.

Objectives

  • Survey all evidences of the presence of Säkkipilli piping in Finland
  • Create an open archive of all Finnish piping evidences, both of the past and present.
  • Provide the scientific data necessary for the promotion and development of Finnish piping traditions.
  • Re-build the Finnish Säkkipilli into a working Musical instrument
  • Promote the production of high quality Säkkipilli for the needs of professional musician and an affordable easy to use instrument for Finnish pipe students.

Short time Set Goals

  • Promote the creation of a Finnish Piping association
  • Look for multi-disciplinary research partners
  • Look for institutional support and funding

Time until next meeting

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Forgotten Bagpipes
The Latvian Dudas

01 Network
meeting
Helsinki 2019

Available seats are limited!
PLEASE inform us you will be attending by filling free Enrollment form
NOTE: If you already play some bagpipe, please become first a member of our Network, and only afterwards enrol.

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#02 Piper Staccato – Marieke Van Ransbeeck

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SibA Researcher Days 2020 – Gonçalo Cruz

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#01 Piper Staccato – Callum Armstrong

#01 Piper Staccato – Callum Armstrong

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Available seats are limited! PLEASE inform us you will be attending by filling this FORM NOTE: If you already play some bagpipe, please become first a member of our Network, HERE and only afterwards enrol....

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Patrik Weckman, a recent member of our growing Finnish piper’s network, has brought to our attention an interesting artwork by the painter Juho Rissanen (1873-1950). In picture 1 - “Kolme soittajaa” (Three players) - the 1928...

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Contact

Helsinki – Finland
Tel. +358 45 251 87 27 (en) | +358 40 045 87 76 (fin) | +351 91 825 49 59 (pt|es)
info@Finndit.org