The bagpipe belongs to the family of wind instruments of the type in which air is stored in a vessel before it is released through the chanter or the drones. It has been recorded in history has since the Middle Ages, and there has been a significant revival of the instrument in 20th century Catalunya, after having all but died out. Although it has had many names, the most common in Catalunya is sac de gemecs (bagpipe or windbag). In Mallorca, where it is still played, it is known as a ses xeremies (arse flute)and the sound as xeremeier (fluting). It is played as a solo instrument or in ensembles, typically, in Mallorca, together with flageolets and drums.
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