Säkkipilli is the generic Finnish term for bagpipes, but is also applied to the formerly extinct traditional Finnish bagpipes which are currently being revived.


Images of a bagpipe appear in painting dating to the 15th century at a church in Taivassalo, though is not definite as to whether the image is intended to depict a local Finnish tradition. Later 17th century sources make mention of the bagpipes in Turku.[1]


One prominent proponent of the revival of the Finnish pipes is the musician Petri Prauda. Prauda began playing the Estonian torupill, and later had a Finnish bagpipes reconstructed based on museum examples.[2]

External links


  1. Ilmar Talve (1997). Finnish folk culture. Finnish Literature Society. ISBN 978-951-746-006-4. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  2. Dawn K. Shanks. Start with Finnish. Culture Week, Oct 1st, 2008
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