Bagpipe (doedelzak)

The Dutch bagpipes (doedelzakken) on which Bert and Judica play are characteristic for Madlot's sound. Especially in the 16th and 17th century, bagpipes were very common in The Netherlands.  Numerous depictions on paintings, prints, tiles etc. give evidence for their popularity. The Dutch bagpipe tradition disappeared at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1950 the bagpipe revival started , first in Belgium and subsequently in The Netherlands. In the last three centuries various craftsmen succeeded in reconstructing the popular bagpipes from the 16th and 17th century.
We play on four different types: two doedelzakken in the key g, made by Remy du Bois; one in es, made by Remy du Bois; one doedelzak in the low d-key, made by Herman de Wit, and finally a bagpipe in the a-key, made by Ruud van der Berg.
Judica also plays an Italian zampogna, a bagpipe made by traditional craftsmen in Scapoli.