Zampogna (Bagpipe) International Festival – Scapoli
30-31 July 2022. Bagpipe players from all over the world come to Scapoli
On Saturday and Sunday July 30th and 31st, 2022, the last weekend of July, the Zampogna (bagpipe) International Festival takes in Scapoli, Molise.
The Zampogna International Festival celebrates this musical instrument, used by the shepherds, which was already known by the Ancient Romans, who were calling it “Utriculus” (small wineskin), for its characteristic sack that is used as an air supply, allowing a fluent sound and interrupted sound.
Scapoli (near Isernia) is famous for having preserved the knowledge of the old construction techniques of Zampogna which consist in using different wood essences, especially the olive, cherry and plum trees.
In 2022, the festival is celebrating its 46th edition. as the first one occurred in fact in 1975.
Bagpipe players from all over the world come to Scapoli in order to share experiences and techniques.
Because of the festival, Scapoli is considered the International Capital of Zampogna.
Scapoli is part of the Orange Flags in the province of Isernia in Molise region.
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