Delving Deeper: Precision and Progress at the Estonian National Museum

I’m thrilled to bring you along on my latest journey back to Estonia, a trip that once again immersed me in the country’s rich musical heritage. This time, our compass pointed us towards the Estonian National Museum in Tartu, with our sights set on unraveling the deeper mysteries of the Säkkipilli.

A Journey of Discovery
Joined by Leanne Barbo, we set off on this expedition equipped with advanced tools and a wealth of knowledge accumulated from our previous field trips and extensive research. Our mission was clear: to conduct a more detailed survey of the Säkkipilli, verify our previously gathered data, and enhance our understanding of this forgotten Baltic Sea region bagpipe – the venerable Torupill.

The Estonian National Museum: A Treasure Trove of Heritage
The Estonian National Museum, nestled in Tartu, stands as a vibrant testament to the country’s rich culture and history. It was within these walls that we sought to uncover further clues about the Säkkipilli, its historical journey, and its role in Estonian music.
Our exploration was once again facilitated by the museum’s dedicated staff. Ülle Jäe played a crucial role in helping us navigate the museum’s extensive collection. The museum’s unwavering dedication to Estonian heritage is truly inspiring – it’s always a joy to visit!

The Road Ahead
Our second field trip to Estonia marked a significant milestone in our quest to uncover the forgotten bagpipes of the Baltic Sea. With a wealth of data now at our fingertips, the next phase of our journey involves some serious data crunching.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to unravel the mysteries of the Säkkipilli!