A Finnish Piper at the theatre

A Finnish Piper at the theatre

Patrik Weckman (Finland) Patrik is a folk musician and researcher, as well as a “Finnd’it initiative” member. He started by making small kanteles and jouhikko (bowed lyre) and learning to play them. Inspired by Hedningarna, 20 years ago he acquired is first bagpipe –...
Roundtable discussion: Can we do better?

Roundtable discussion: Can we do better?

FORGOTTEN WOODWINDS IN MUSEUMS “Musical instruments are not just like any other “object” in the museum storage. They are like living things, dying away in storage, begging to be played again. At least this is how the musician sees it! Without producing sound, these...
Problems measuring Hellenic auloi and the Iain Dall chanter

Problems measuring Hellenic auloi and the Iain Dall chanter

The worlds of historical instrument making are human: a creative chaos characterised by inconsistency and cultural bias. Practice and intention are normally out of alignment. Uplifting knowledge and practical skills are either locked in silos or long dead. What are...