“The Network of European Bagpipers” project – visit in Georgia


On April 1-6, the Tbilisi State Conservatory will host a delegation of bagpipers from 5 countries within the framework of the “The Network of European Bagpipers” project.

The two-year project is implemented by the Erasmus+ program and unites the representatives of 6 countries. Tha aim of the project is to safeguard and to promote specific part of ICH (bagpipes playing and making tradition).

Project partners are:

  • Suiti Cultural Heritage Foundation (Latvia) – Coordinating partner;
  • Centre of Croatian traditional instruments (Croatia);
  • Associazione culturale Multietnica (Italy);
  • Asociación Gaiteros de Graus (Spain);
  • Cech slovenskych gajdosov (Slovakia);
  • Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire (Georgia)

Various activities are planned within the framework of the visit: round table and presentations (at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire, State Museum of Georgian Folk Songs and Instruments), workshops of local bagpipers in Racha and Adjara, and a concert at Keda Cultural Center, with the participation of local ensembles and guest bagpipers.

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