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Hevia electronic bagpipes logo Hevia Electronic Bagpipes: Midi, versatile and portable bagpipes
Hevia is a world wide known bagpipe performer (Celtic Folk)  from Asturias, Spain. He has launched his own trademark electronic MIDI bagpipes. The cool of thing of them! they're portable and easy to travel with (fitting as aircraft hand luggage so you don't have to risk it) and also they have all the versatile functions of the MIDI so you can make it sound virtually as anything you could imagine. You can read more at the official website of  this bagpipes at:
Melbay balalaika book Balalaika: the strings of Russian Folk
erhu vst Erhu: The weeping and moving chinese violin
There are only a few instruments that in my opinion can be playd with such great beauty and sadness. The chinese violin or erhu have that distinct weeping sound, with those typically sliding notes that points it as one of the most reknown sounds of Asian music not only en ensembles and orchestras but also as a solo instrument with an everchanging haunting  and sometimes very similar to human voice sound able to convey a great variety of moods (from melancholic to merry)  being even...
Hulusi Chinese flute Hulusi Chinese Gourd Flute
Hulusi chinese fluteThe name of the instrument southestern China traditional instrument Hulusi comes The instrument's name comes from the Chinese words hulu, meaning "gourd," and si, meaning "silk" (because of the smooth  pure and very like clarinet or oboe  sound it makes). Though obviusly related to chinese music it's become a very popular instrument in many countries.It's an end blown free reed wind instrument. It is held vertically and has three bamboo pipes which pass through a...
gadulka Bulgarian Gadulka or Balkan Fiddle: A bowed string instrument similar to the Rebec and Greek Lyre
  The name  means "to make noise, hum or buzz". The gadulka is an integral part of Bulgarian traditional instrumental ensembles, commonly played in the context of dance music. Sometimes referred as the "Balkan fiddle"sample mp3(streamed from ) so you can make an idea how it sounds like
Kantele and Jouhikko The finnish Jouhikko or Bowed Lyre
Feodor Pratšu playing Jouhikko © MuseovirastoJouhikko  (pronounced yo-hee-ko) is the name given to a distinctively  type of bowed lyre from Finland and Karelia  (an instrument old as human civilisation itself)  though it resembles in some ways types of Baltic Psaltery from further east such as the Slav Gusli, and types of psaltery/lyre hybrids found in the archaeological record from Novgorod, Opole etc. It may be descended from these instruments rather than from the Round...
Priscilla Hernandez playing a Low D Viper burke whistle Michael Burke Irish Whistles and Low Whistles
The fact that you can find inexpensive tin whistles for a couple of dollars doesn't mean that a true and well made one hasn't to be a precision item. Michael Burke has devoted his skills to hand craft instruments with clear tone, balanced and in tune in two octaves. Committed to make the finest professional penny whistles out there this small company  based in USA and run by Mr. Burke self and his wife was the answer to my search.Not a long time ago looking for a low whistle  (lets...
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