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Birbynėlocked

  • Arvydas Karaška

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Folk clarinet of Lithuania. The idioglot type of birbynė is made of a straw, cane, the quill of a domestic bird, or alder wood or bark. The tube has a downcut reed and sometimes one to three fingerholes. This kind of birbynė could be single or double, and was made by children or shepherd-boys. It was used for playing pastoral tunes (...

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