ShopBulgaria offers you a Djura gaida bagpipe, hand made by one of the best Bulgarian bagpipe master – Yordan Vassilev. Instrument is of perfect make, intended for professional musicians. The instrument's quality is guaranteed, supported also by certificate that Shop Bulgaria ltd. and master have issued.
DJURA GAIDA is traditional Bulgarian folk instrument outspread in the Thrace region, Northern Bulgaria and Dobrudja. It is smaller and a bit easier to play on compared with the Kaba gaida. Djura gaida is known by its bright, sharp, penetrating sound and a high-pitched register.
The instrument we offer is in the most common Djura pitch - G (sol).
Chanter, drone and blow pipe are made of cornel tree. The wooden parts are of their natural color and have not been threatened with chemical or coloring agents. The insertion parts are made of black plastic material, decorated with metal rings that also gives more strength and stability. The bag is made of young goat skin, carefully threatened on traditional technology.
- chanter, called "gaidanitsa - 26,5 cm / 10,4'' ;
- drone pipe "ruchilo" - 54,5 cm / 21,4''
- hub interior diameter - 16 mm
About the master:
The name of our Djura Gaida master is Yordan Dimov Vassilev. He is known as one of the best masters of Bulgarian traditional music instruments and he is also among the most gifted musicians in south Bulgaria.
He is born in 1945 in a family of musicians. He started playing bag pipe and kaval when he was a little child. 16 years old he made his first public appearance with an orchestra. Initially he took part in the ensemble of Sliven. Later in 1968, when the famous Philip Koutev school was founded he won the job contest and started as a Gaida and Kaval teacher, where he has been teaching some of the most famous and talented contemporary Bulgarian musicians. Meanwhile he also started making folklore instruments Kaval and Gaida under the guidance of the famous experienced old master Slavi Ivanov from the village of Kameno. He made his first gadulka instrument as a student of Petko Denev - the most famous old Master from town of Gabrovo. The master skills and technique acquired were developed to perfection of making Bulgarian folklore instruments: gaida, kaval, all kind of traditional woodwind instruments, gadulka and tupan. He is a conductor of the Thracian orchestra more then 15 years now.
PROFESSIONAL INSTRUMENT of EXCELLENT QUALITY !
Djura gaida tone range:
- Djura gaida in G: starts from G, G sharp, A, A sharp, B, B flat, C, C sharp, D, D sharp, E, E flat, F, F sharp, G, A
- Djura in D: starting from D, D flat, E, F flat, F, G, G sharp, A, A sharp, B, B flat, C, C sharp, D, E
The half tones are produced by means of the regular finger holes + the so called flea hole (the aperture at the upper end of the drain pipe.
PLAY a DJURA GAIDA sample (30 sec.)