44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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A few words about bagpipe player, Pál István's life. Pál István is the last living traditional Hungarian bagpiper. His father and grandfather were both shepherds, and played the bagpipe. He has become an icon of the Táncház movement as well as a wellspring of information for musicians and enthnomusicologists. Here is a condensed report on his family, life, profession, his playing style, how to prepare a skin (dog, sheep or goat) for a bagpipe and about making flutes. By Nagy Gábor