Hungarian Bagpipe Ensemble
The bagpipe is an ancient instrument of history.
Therefore it's no wonder that this peculiar wind instrument has also
been playing an important role in the life of the Hungarian people.
Pipers can be found among both the court musician of kings, princes
and shepherds, peasants, soldiers and later among citizens too.
Hungarian Bagpipe Ensemble was founded in January 1989. The group
has had several successes since then, the Hungarian bagpipers are
regular participants of international and national festivals. Several
of them have been awarded the prize of the "Young Master of Folkart"
for fostering our national traditions. Our aim is to save this cultural
The world of the bagpipers is connected with
a number of legends and beliefs. The extraordinary richness of the
Hungarian bagpiper's world are coloured with stories of witches, playing
with the devil and heroical acts. Over hundreds of years a special
group of folksongs has been developed: the "bagpipesongs".
The repertoire of the Hungarian Bagpipe ' Ensemble
is based on the traditional folkmusic developed over several centuries.
The challenging jobs include works connected to research and treatment
as well as spectecular stage appearances. Our instruments are made
according to the teaching of the old shepherds.