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date: 18 November 2019

Bouhelocked

  • Claudie Marcel-Dubois

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Vernacular name for the bagpipe of the Landes region of Gascony. It is the only variety of the French bagpipe with two parallel pipes (melody and drone) bored in the same piece of wood. Each pipe is provided with a single beating reed; in this the bouhe is similar to Arab bagpipes and those of central Europe and the Balkans....

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