Folk & Acoustic Musical Instrument Specialists


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KORA

   
Definition: west African harp lute, popular in Gambia and Senegal. It has a skin stretched across a large gourd, a wooden neck and gut or nylon fishwire strings stretched across a tall bridge. Played somewhat like a harp.
Read the full Harps FAQ Page.

SHAWMS (FOLK OBOES)

Wind Instruments > Other Folk Woodwind> Shawms (Folk Oboes)
Shawms are loud, piercing instruments often used for folk dance music. The Breton Bombarde is often played together with the Biniou bagpipe. We also have Spanish Tarotes and Grallas.