Bagpipers' Carnival

Location: Banskobystrický kraj, okres Žarnovica, Malá Lehota

GPS: N48°29'54'' E18°34'4''

Venue: Malá Lehota, Veľká Lehota, Jedľové Kostoľany

Date: 2/28/2019 - 3/3/2019

Event type: Carnival, folklore event, gastronomic event, congress, conference, religious event, market, TOP Event, multi-genre festival, event for children, dance event, event for youth

The bagpipe tradition exists throughout Slovakia for centuries. Many of the attributes of bagpipe culture are hallmarks of traditional folk culture in Slovakia. At the international festival dedicated to bagpipes and The Carnival, masters of their art will prove this important cultural and historical phenomenon has persevered until today.

This grandiose and unique festival with international participation presents the virtuosity of pipers within a rich programme of bagpipe music, folk groups and ensembles, focused on carnival customs.

Expressions and knowledge associated with bagpipes and their use represent a long continual music tradition of peasants and shepherds who lived on the territory of Slovakia. Song and dance repertoire, texts of bagpipe songs, rituals and a folk oral tradition associated with bagpipes are all their legacy.

Bagpipe culture is transmitted from generation to generation usually within the family and community to please people even these days. It was included to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2015.

Web: Slovak Bagpipers Guild

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